Judy A. Pope

Managing Partner
Overland Park, Kansas


INSURANCE LAW: Contract disputes in the Courts and in the Insurance Department including Personal Injury Protection, Med Pay, automobile liability, underinsured provisions, uninsured provisions, property damage and general coverage issues

INJURY LAW: Professional negligence, personal injury, vehicular accidents, Workers’ Compensation, and product liability

EMPLOYMENT LAW: Race, age, sex, and handicap discrimination; Americans With Disabilities Act; wrongful terminations; labor arbitrations, National Labor Review Board cases and representations of various Union organizations

HEALTH LAW: Legislative, regulatory and Insurance Department issues; Medicare; Federal Anti-Kickback laws; and representation on professional licensure and disciplinary matters

GENERAL LAW: Legal Counsel for the Kansas Chiropractic Association, Kansas Chiropractic PAC and Kansas Chiropractic Foundation; Wolf Creek Power Plant Hearings; Contracts, wills, and other general civil litigation; 42 USC§ 1983


Attended meeting in the Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Senator Orin Hatch (R-UT) regarding nationwide Blue Cross/Blue Shield issues, 1998

Attended National Legislative Conferences in Washington, D.C., 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2001.

Participated in meetings with senior White House officials regarding the President’s Health Care Reform Bill, 1994

Participated in meetings with U.S. Members of Congress involved with national health care issues, 1993-99


Appointed to the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors 1985 to present *(Now: Kansas Association of Justice.)

Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Council on Chiropractic Education, 1999-2003

Drafted numerous legislative bills relating to health care issues

Served as registered lobbyist for the Kansas Chiropractic Association and testified on health related bills before the Kansas House and Senate committees

Testified before the Kansas Legislature on labor union related legislation

Testified before the Kansas Healing Arts Board on various health law related topics

Researched statutory requirements for performing spinal manipulation that formed the basis for Kansas Attorney General Opinion 96-12

Participated in meetings with the Kansas Commissioner of Insurance regarding health insurance issues and regulations

Invited by The Advisory Board of the Litigation Counsel of America to be a fellow on the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society. 2008

Year Joined Firm

  • 1985

Areas of Practice

  • Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1985
  • Kansas, 1984
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1984


  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas
    • J.D.
  • Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
    • B.S.

Honors and Awards

  • Nominated and selected for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 Super Lawyers List
  • Selected as candidate for inclusion in America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2006
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Kansas Chiropractic Association, 2001
  • Presidential Commendation, Kansas Chiropractic Association, 1997
  • Teamwork Award, Kansas Chiropractic Association Video Committee, 1997
  • Appreciation Award, Kansas Chiropractic Association, 1995
  • Outstanding Service Award, Kansas Chiropractic Association, 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kansas Bar Association 1984-2014
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Topeka Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas Association for Justice (formerly, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Council on Chiropractic Education
  • National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys

Past Employment Positions

  • In addition to owning / managing Dickson & Pope, P. A., Judy Pope serves ‘Of Counsel’ to the Topeka based law firm, Ralston, Pope & Dieh, L.L.C., 2913 SW Maupin Lane, Topeka, KS 66614, 2008 to present.
  • Founding Partner, Dickson and Pope, P. A., Topeka, Kansas, 1985 to present
  • McCullough, Wareheim & LaBunker, Topeka, Kansas, 1983-1985