Hilary Velandia has over 15 years of experience assisting health care providers regarding regulatory compliance, litigation, and transactional matters. She represents many types of health care entities, such as hospitals, managed care entities, ambulatory surgery centers, long-term care facilities, home health care providers, pharmacies, and physician groups. She has represented health care entities with agency appeals, government investigations, payor/provider disputes, licensing matters, overpayment appeals, civil investigative demands, self-disclosures, contract disputes, and various types of litigation and arbitration. She also assists health care entities and providers with operational issues, such as Medical Staff Bylaws, Payor/Provider Agreements, Conditions of Participation, EMTALA, HIPAA, fraud, false claims, antikickback and Stark.

Hilary attended the University of Kansas School of Law, where she was Articles Editor for the Kansas Law Review. She is fluent in Spanish and provides pro bono services to members of the Spanish-speaking community through Catholic Charities.  She is the former President of both the Oklahoma Bar Association Health Law Section and the Oklahoma Health Lawyers Association. Attorney Velandia is licensed to practice law in Oklahoma, Florida, and Kansas. 

Velandia, Hilary


Represent hospitals, hospital medical staffs, managed care entities, and physicians regarding credentialing and peer review actions  

Draft provider and group contracts for managed care entity 

Represent an association of independent pharmacies in dispute resolution with national PBMs 

Draft Medical Staff Bylaws for hospitals 

Represent hospitals and managed care entities in payment disputes, including arbitration of payment disputes 

Assist mental health and other providers respond to subpoenas for documents, medical records, depositions, and testimony from private and government parties 

Draft, review, and litigate disputes of physician independent contractor, recruitment, and employment agreement on behalf of both the physician and the hospital or other health care entities.  

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Ranked as a Top Health Care Lawyer by Chambers and Partners, USA since 2016

Band 3 in 2023; "Up and Coming" in 2019 - 2022; "Associate to Watch" in 2016, 2017

Super Lawyers Rising Star, Health Care 2015-2017

Gracias Award, Coalition of Hispanic Organizations, 2019

Order of the Coif

University of Kansas, Law Review, 2005-2007

President's Volunteer Service Award, Silver Level, 2009

Community & Professional

Oklahoma Bar Association

Oklahoma Bar Association Health Law Section, President 2021-2022

Oklahoma Health Lawyers Association, President 2011-2012

Tulsa County Bar Association, Health Law Section


Alerts & Publications



University of Kansas School of Law, J.D. 2007

University of Kansas, B.A. 2001


  • Oklahoma - 2007
  • Kansas - 2008
  • Florida - 2013
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