La Porte was established in 1832. The first settler arrived in October of 1832 and built a permanent cabin north of what would become the Courthouse square. By 1835 the settlement had grown and became incorporated as a town. The La Porte Medical School was founded in 1842 by a former graduate of the school, William W. Mayo, and was the first of its kind in the Midwest. Dr. Mayo later established the renown Mayo Clinic in Minnesota in 1889.
La Porte’s first Mayor was elected in 1852. As La Porte grew, it attracted numerous diverse industries, the largest of which was Advance-Rumely Company responsible for developing the Oil-Pull tractor engine and considered to have played a role in the agricultural development of the Great Plains. By 1869 Advance-Rumely was the largest employer in La Porte.
Between 1892 and 1894, the third and current courthouse was built at a cost of $300,000. The structure is built of red sandstone from Lake Superior that was shipped via boat to Michigan City and then by train to La Porte. The Courthouse exterior was recently had an extensive restoration at a cost of $2.9 million.Long Term Disability
O’Ryan Law Firm focuses mainly on long term disability claims, representing policyholders across Indiana. We understand the challenges and frustrations in pursuing a disability claim. We also understand insurance companies and how they operate. If you have a claim that has been wrongfully denied, O’Ryan Law Firm can assist you in enforcing your rights under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) or state law. Without a lawyer, this can be a tiring and confusing process. We try to resolve cases as quickly as possible because we understand that you need the money quickly to help with medical bills and lost income.Life Insurance
When you purchase a life insurance policy, you should be assured of the financial help you need when a loved one passes away. If you have lost a loved one and the insurance company is denying your claim, O’Ryan Law Firm can help. Bridget O'Ryan, is familiar with how the insurance industry will try to keep you from getting the benefits you need and deserve. Some insurance companies may claim that the coverage had lapsed, the death was not accidental, or that there was a change in the beneficiary. O’Ryan Law Firm utilizes forensic experts, pathologists and private investigators to prove that the insurance company's allegations are false and you are entitled to the life insurance benefits your loved one provided for your protection.
If you have been denied long term disability, short term disability, medical coverage, life insurance benefits, or Social Security Disability benefits we can answer all your questions. There is no charge for a free initial consultation. Contact O’Ryan Law firm either online or by phone at 317.255.1000.