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Named Topeka’s Trial Lawyer of the Year

This is an honor that few have received, and a commitment that we don’t take lightly.

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Proven Successes

$60+ Million Recovered Since 2000

Our phenomenal results shows our dedication to our clients.

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Topeka Personal Injury Attorneys

Injured? Get the Aggressive Legal Advocacy You Deserve!

Have you been injured due to someone else's negligence? Accidents are not simply limited to physical harm, and our attorneys at Palmer, Leatherman, White, Girard, and Van Dyk, LLP are no strangers to this truth. We have been providing legal guidance for victims in Kansas since 1980, and we would be honored to do the same for you. No matter how complex your case may seem, our firm is here to deliver the advocacy and counsel you need during this time, putting your needs first.

At our Topeka personal injury firm, we believe that people who are negligent and cause injury to others must be held accountable. We only take on cases that we are willing to take all the way to trial if necessary, which allows us to thoroughly prepare your case. We work hard on your behalf to ensure that you are awarded the fullest compensation available for your claims. Leveling the playing field is what we excel at, and insurance companies know it!

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Verdicts & Settlements

  • $4,134,288.26 Medical Malpractice Verdict

    In Sedgwick County District Court against a cardiac electrophysiologist who negligently performed an electrophysiology study and ablation resulting in complete ...

  • $1,000,000.00 Personal Injury Settlement

    Against a rancher whose cattle were on a highway at night where one was struck by our client resulting in a closed head injury and permanent disability.

  • Confidential Medical Malpractice Settlement

    Against a nurse anesthetist for a client who suffered cardiopulmonary arrest as a result of an improperly placed epidural injection.

  • Confidential Property Damage Settlement

    Against an excavation contractor for their failure to properly close a manhole prior to an extremely heavy rain, allowing massive amounts of rainwater to enter ...

  • $900,000.00 Personal Injury Settlement

    For a client who suffered a comminuted tibia/fibula fracture, lumbar fracture and permanent disability as result of an automobile collision.

  • $500,000 Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death Settlement

    (The maximum recoverable against a municipality under Kansas law) against a County ambulance service for improperly intubating our client who suffered ...

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Award-Winning Attorneys

Attorney Gary D. White has had the extreme honor of being named Topeka's Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2013, which is a highly coveted award only given to one attorney in the community per year. In addition, Attorney L. J. Leatherman has been listed as KC Magazine's Lawyer of the Year in Kansas City, Attorney Meaghan M. Girard has been included in the National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100, and Attorney Dustin L. Van Dyk has been invited to the NLTA’s Top 40 Under 40.

With award-winning, peer-recognized, and client-approved personal injury lawyers on our team, you can expect to receive high-quality legal representation from us, even if you feel like nothing or no one can help your situation. Our firm has nearly 60 years of combined legal experience and has obtained $60+ million in compensation for victims of accidents in Kansas. We proudly serve Topeka and surrounding areas, including Manhattan, Junction City, and Lawrence, and have dedicated our practice to providing skilled legal counsel to members of our community and state.

Call us at (785) 227-9105 after your personal injury accident for a free case evaluation. Let us work hard for you so you can focus on recovering and healing.

Meet Our Topeka

Personal Injury Lawyers

We have built our reputation on being aggressive in the courtroom, presenting the most thorough cases possible against those whose negligent actions have caused suffering to our clients and their families. With decades of combined professional experience, our Topeka personal injury firm has built a consistent record of success. We have been involved in many high profile cases, including some that results in landmark rulings in our favor. As such, Palmer, Leatherman, White, Girard & Van Dyk, LLP has proudly placed itself among the premier personal injury and wrongful death attorneys in the State of Kansas.

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