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John P. Ryan

Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.
One American Square
Suite 2000
Indianapolis, IN 46282

Phone: (317) 977-1423
Fax: (317) 633-4878
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Practice Areas

  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation & Risk Management
  • Catholic Health Care
  • Hospital & Health System Counsel


John is the President and Managing Partner of the firm. From 2005-2011, he served as the Human Resource Chairman and Hiring Partner. In his practice, John provides legal services specifically tailored to health care labor and employment issues, providing consulting and litigation services to Hall Render's health care clients across the country. He provides these services to clients as small as solo-practitioners and as large as multi-state health systems in areas such as: employment and physician contract negotiation and dispute resolution; performance management and corrective action; employment implications in mergers and acquisitions; wage/hour compliance; reductions-in-force; and litigation in state and federal court and before governmental agencies.  He has been named to Indianapolis Business Journal's Forty Under 40 list for 2012.

Preparatory Education

  • Indiana University, B.A., Economics, Phi Beta Kappa - 1995

Legal Education

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D. - 1998

Admitted to Bar

  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Arizona
  • Missouri
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern & Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit


  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Arizona Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Lacy Leadership Association
  • Indiana Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration
  • Young Presidents’ Organization


  • Indianapolis Business Journal Forty Under 40 - 2012
  • Indianapolis Business Journal Who's Who Behind the Scenes in Healthcare - 2003
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Listed in Indiana Super Lawyers
  • Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series, Class XXXI
  • Leadership Award - Indianapolis Star Top Workplaces 2012

Civic Involvement

  • MS Society, Indiana Chapter, Board of Trustees & Executive Committee
  • Penrod Society - Present
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Parish Council, President - Former
  • Meridian Street Methodist Children's Soccer League, Coach - Present
  • Bishop Chatard High School, Board of Regents - Former
  • Heroes Foundation, Co-Founder and Board Member - Former
  • Boy Scouts of America, Troop 174, Assistant Scoutmaster - Former
  • St. Vincent Hospital, Human Resource Committee of the Board of Trustees - Former


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Press Releases

Fifteen Hall Render Attorneys Named Best Lawyers


Hall Render Ranked First in "Top Workplaces" for Third Consecutive Year


Congratulations to Hall Render Attorneys Listed in 2013 Super Lawyers


Hall Render Congratulates John Ryan as an Indy’s 2012 Best and Brightest Finalist


Fifteen Hall Render Attorneys Named Best Lawyers


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