— John Ryan, President and Managing Partner

Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C. focuses its practice on health law and is recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent health law firms. With more than 50 years of experience in the health law business, Hall Render is the largest health care-focused law firm in the country. Clients include large and small business entities from a wide variety of industries, nonprofit organizations, private individuals and major health care providers.

Because the scope of a client’s needs often extend simultaneously into many areas of law, our attorneys work as teams to share their diverse knowledge and experience, providing our clients with comprehensive, efficient and proactive legal advice and business consultation.

Capitalizing on the education and experience of each of our attorneys, we provide clients with the highest standard of service. While we continually stay abreast of current trends and changes within our clients’ industries and adapt our services and structure to accommodate those needs, our firm has never wavered from the tradition of excellence on which it was founded. We are continually searching for ways to improve upon that excellence.


In 1967, William S. Hall started a law firm in Indianapolis, Indiana as general counsel to the Indiana Hospital Association, and from that time on the firm has centered its practice on health law. In 1984, the firm became Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, continuing its vision to focus on health law matters. The firm has grown over time and now has offices in Anchorage, Alaska; Annapolis, Maryland; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Detroit, Michigan; Indianapolis, Indiana; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Raleigh, North Carolina; Seattle, Washington; and Washington, D.C. Today, Hall Render is the largest health care-focused law firm in the United States serving health care industry clients throughout the country.

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Hall Render was founded on strong personal relationships and a commitment to excellence in all endeavors, ever mindful of the need for balance in our personal and professional lives. As individuals dedicated to the ethical principles of our profession, our purpose is to serve our clients in lawfully achieving their goals by providing valuable counsel of consistently exceptional quality. Our vision is to build on our original foundation and to continue our commitment to health care organizations, marshaling our talents to serve every single one of our clients and each other. Our firm’s commitment to excellence is sustained by those of us drawn to its rare covenant and by the willingness of each of us to embrace that covenant and the common beliefs and values on which the firm was founded: Excellence in the Whole Person, Caring Relationships, Loyalty, Quality Service, Integrity and Respect.