Ralston, Pope, and Diehl, LLC
2913 SW Maupin Lane
Topeka, KS 66614
(785) 200-9465 www.diehlhubbell.com
Thomas B. Diehl is an attorney with Ralston, Pope & Diehl, LL. His practice focuses on plaintiffâ€™s personal injury, with an emphasis in complexÂ medical negligence,Â 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. Â§ 65-6821,Â 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.
"Tom is by far the best lawyer ever. I had to represent my child in a medical negligence case and he went above and beyond any and all of my expectations in getting my child what she deserved for her injury." -Ann
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 â€“ 2016
"Things You Should Know About Auto Law", Lunch & Learn Program, Washburn University Law School
â€œDealing with Medicare Liens and Set Aside Accounts in Third Party Liability Casesâ€, KBA Litigation CLE 2016
â€œTechnology in Trial Prep: Using Technology to Enhance Juror Understandingâ€, KBA Spring CLE 2015
â€œSummations and Jury Instructionsâ€ â€“ With Ron Pope, National Business Institute Advanced Trial Tactics 2015
â€œEffective Exhibits and Courtroom Technologyâ€ â€“ With Ron Pope, National Business Institute Advanced Trial Tactics 2015
â€œCross Examination and Redirect â€“ Focus on Experts and Evidenceâ€ â€“ With Ron Pope, National Business Institute Advanced Trial Tactics 2015
â€œUsing Technology to Enhance Juror Understandingâ€ â€“ 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