Thomas B. Diehl is an attorney with Ralston, Pope & Diehl, LL. His practice focuses on plaintiff’s personal injury, with an emphasis in complex medical negligence, trucking accidents, and products liability cases.
Born and raised in Hays, Kansas, he attended Thomas More Prep-Marian High School. His father, Robert Diehl, is also an attorney and his uncle, Kevin Diehl, is a partner at RPD.
Tom is a 2004 graduate of the University of Kansas, where he received a B.A. in Mathematics with Distinction and University Honors along with a minor in economics. During that same year, he was also selected as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 2007, he earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas.
In January 2007, Tom started working for Ralston, Pope & Diehl, LLC, as a legal intern. On September 28, 2007, Tom was admitted to the Kansas Bar. Soon after, he began litigating and working cases full-time.
He has given presentations on the Kansas Health Information Technology Exchange Act (KHITE), K.S.A. § 65-6821, et seq., which is intended to bring Kansas law in harmony with HIPAA. He also regularly speaks to how technology can aid in all phases of litigation, from investigation of claims, through the demand process and litigation, up to and including trial. He also lectures on dealing with Medicare liens and Medicare Set-Aside Accounts in liability cases.
During his spare time, Tom enjoys coaching youth basketball across Topeka.
U.S. District Courts:
- District of Kansas, 2007
- Western District of Missouri, 2009
- University of Kansas (B.A. 2004) with Distinction and University Honors
- University of Kansas (J.D., 2007)
- Topeka Bar Association
- Kansas Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2012 through 2016
- American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys Client Satisfaction Award 2014-2016
- National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 under 40 2013 – 2016
- Avvo Clients' Choice Award
- Avvo Rating Top Attorney
- "Things You Should Know About Auto Law", Lunch & Learn Program, Washburn University Law School
- “Dealing with Medicare Liens and Set Aside Accounts in Third Party Liability Cases”, KBA Litigation CLE 2016
- “Technology in Trial Prep: Using Technology to Enhance Juror Understanding”, KBA Spring CLE 2015
- “Summations and Jury Instructions” – With Ron Pope, National Business Institute Advanced Trial Tactics 2015
- “Effective Exhibits and Courtroom Technology” – With Ron Pope, National Business Institute Advanced Trial Tactics 2015
- “Cross Examination and Redirect – Focus on Experts and Evidence” – With Ron Pope, National Business Institute Advanced Trial Tactics 2015
- “Using Technology to Enhance Juror Understanding” – Kansas Bar Association Litigation CLE 2015
- "Storyboarding at Trial" - 2014 KBA Solo and Small Firm Conference at Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan, Kansas on May 9, 2014
- "Voir Dire, Using Demonstrative Evidence To Enhance Juror Understanding, Comprehensive Cross-Examination, and Ethical Considerations" - National Business Institute - Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy at Ramada West, Topeka, Kansas on June
- "Comprehensive Cross-Examination" - With Ron Pope, National Business Institute Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy 2014
- "Ethical Considerations" - National Business Institute Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy 2014
- "Using Demonstrative Evidence to Enhance Juror Understanding" - National Business Institute Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy 2014
- "Organizing, Compiling, and Utilizing Electronic Medical Records " - KsAJ's Annual Meeting and CLE Seminar at Crown Center on December 6, 2013
- "Kansas Health Information Technology Exchange Act" - Topeka Legal Professionals Meeting 2012
- "Obtaining Medical Records Under the New Kansas Health Information Technology and Exchange Act" - K.S.A. 65- 4970, 65-4971 and 65- 4972 - Topeka Legal Professionals on April 24, 2012