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Patrick Bredehoft focuses his litigation practice on healthcare and commercial disputes. He maintains an active trial and arbitration practice, having secured significant settlements, judgments, and awards for plaintiffs and defendants nationwide. He represents healthcare providers, including hospital systems and hospitals, medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, physicians, and long-term care facilities. Patrick has significant experience litigating healthcare disputes involving managed care, billing and reimbursement, qui tam and false claims, healthcare fraud, and malpractice. He also litigates complex commercial matters, including contract, tort, employment, and business disputes. Patrick advises his clients on government investigations and on regulatory, compliance, and reimbursement issues, including issues involving ERISA, Stark Law, and the Anti-Kickback Statute.


According to clients quoted in Chambers USA, Patrick is a “phenomenal, well-prepared, strategic thinker” and “the ideal litigator: tough when he needs to be and a great guy to work with.” The directory also highlights Patrick’s “wealth of experience with government investigations and qui tam defense.”

Representative Matters

  • Represented hospitals, medical device manufacturers, physicians, and long-term care providers in disputes involving allegations of fraud, abuse, and violations of state and federal false claim laws
  • Represented hospital systems in managed care and reimbursement disputes against commercial/government insurers and payors
  • Represented hospital systems and healthcare providers in disputes over alleged overbilling and fraudulent billing practices
  • Represented pharmaceutical manufacturer in national drug pricing, rebate, and overpayment disputes
  • Managed hospital contract litigation for a national hospital company, including disputes related to hospital services agreements, physician recruitment agreements, provider employment agreements, medical director agreements, lease agreements, non-competition and non-solicitation covenants, peer review matters, and privacy issues
  • Represented hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and physicians in commercial contract, tort, non-competition, real estate, and partnership buyout disputes
  • Represented healthcare providers in malpractice, wrongful death, and premises liability disputes
  • Advised healthcare providers on operational and compliance issues, including compliance with Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statue, Value Based Purchasing, Core Measures, advanced directives, medical records disclosure and privacy, medical staff relations, and policies and procedures
  • Represented national real estate broker on broker and agency litigation matters involving negligence, fraud, and breaches of fiduciary duty

Prior Employment

  • Owner, Bredehoft & Associates, P.C., 2000-2010

Honors & Affiliations


  • Chambers USA by Chambers and Partners (Healthcare), 2013-2020
  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Health Care), 2012, 2018-2020
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine (Healthcare: Transactional), 2019-2020
  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, 2014-2019


  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Health Law Section and Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, North Texas Society for Healthcare Risk Management

Education & Admissions


  • J.D., 1992, with honors, The University of Texas School of Law; Texas International Law Journal; Order of the Coif
  • B.S., 1986, Colorado State University; Dean’s Honor List


  • California
  • Texas
  • U.S. Ct. of App., First Circuit
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., C. Dist. California
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. Massachusetts
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., W. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. Texas

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