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The Pioneer

Virginia Dill McCarty has blazed trails for Indiana women all her life

When Plainfield native Virginia Dill McCarty was a freshman in high school in 1940, one of her classmates told her, “You like to argue so much, you ought to be a lawyer.” “It was like a lightbulb going off over my head,” remembers McCarty, who then vowed to make it happen. That was more than a half-century ago, and back then, women just didn’t go to law school. But McCarty did. And in 1950 she graduated first in her class from Indiana University School of Law–Indianapolis, …

Barking Up the Right Tree

Priscilla Herochik represented man’s best friend — and won

Dogs have rights, too. Just ask Crown Point lawyer Priscilla Herochik, whose practice literally went to the dogs in 2004.   Last May she represented Cabic, a German Shepherd mix who faced his demise but lived to bark another day thanks to this animal lover. “I took the case very seriously, although I must admit a lot of puns came to mind,” says Herochik, adding, “my history was always to look out for the underdog.”   Lake Circuit Court Judge Lorenzo Arrendondo appointed Herochik …

Bill Hall: The Picture of American Health

Bill Hall changed the state of health care in Indiana 33 years ago and is still going strong today

Don’t call Bill Hall a super anything to his face.“Don’t make me look important — it would embarrass me. I am very fortunate to be head of ‘the family’ so to speak,” says the founder of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, the No. 1 health care law firm in Indiana.“I don’t think any of us do anything worthwhile without help,” says Hall, who was the first health care lawyer in Indiana.Many of the health laws in Indiana — indeed the nation — bear Hall’s …

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