Patrick E. Brookhouser, Jr.


Pat represents innovators, investors, and businesses of all sizes in disputes important to them throughout the United States. The key is teamwork. Pat teaches his client the law. His client teaches Pat the facts. Together, they build the client’s claims or defenses.

In doing so, Pat and his client first specifically identify the client’s ultimate objectives. Then, they decide what they will need to prove and argue in Court. Starting with those targets, they work backwards to map their path.

To follow that path, they use agile principles. At each stage, they identify the most important parts of the case to build next, and they sprint together to do so. Then, they repeat the process. That agile method lets Pat and his client flexibly adjust to new information and developments.

Many of Pat’s client contacts are in-house lawyers or other executives experienced with lawsuits. But for some of Pat’s clients, this is their first lawsuit. Either way, it is fairly easy for all of them to learn the legal principles specific to the case as they work with Pat.

One of the most rewarding parts of working together is identifying the simple truths at the heart of the client’s story.  Pat and his client then decide how to best prove those truths through witnesses, visual evidence, and argument. At the end of the day, they aim to show that the law, fairness, and justice all support Pat’s client.

Pat’s clients include software developers, innovators developing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, companies working to reduce agriculture’s environmental impact, digital agriculture disruptors, manufacturers, processors, and investors.

Pat represents clients located throughout the United States as well as international clients in U.S. lawsuits.

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Professional Background
Admitted

Nebraska, 1990

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1990

U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1991

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1991

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1996

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1999

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2011

U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2020

Pennsylvania, 1989 (non-resident active status)

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 1989

Yale University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1986

Accomplishments

Great Plains Super Lawyers (Business Litigation, Securities Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts) 2009-2021

“Best Lawyers in America”, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Litigation – Securities, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

“Best Lawyers in America” Omaha Lawyer of the Year, Litigation-Securities, 2014

Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Nebraska, Litigation: General Commercial)

Law Clerk to Judge John R. Gibson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1989 – 1990

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America Honorary Society

Professional Organizations

American Bar Association

Nebraska State Bar Association

Omaha Bar Association