Michael J. Travieso
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220 Stony Run Lane
Baltimore, MD 21210
Spring 2011 Update
Michael Travieso currently works in the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Maryland as an Assistant Attorney General and Director of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
Mr. Travieso’s Unit investigates and prosecutes Medicaid fraud and the abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults. The Unit is a self-contained prosecutorial section of the Attorney General’s Office that investigates and prosecutes cases on a statewide basis.
Prior to his work at the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Mr. Travieso was the Maryland People’s Counsel. He was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to represent residential consumers before the Maryland Public Service Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the State Legislature, the United States Congress and the courts in all matters that may affect residential consumers in the energy and telecommunications industries. In that position, Mr. Travieso had the opportunity to testify before the Maryland General Assembly, the United States Congress and various Federal Regulatory agencies on numerous occasions.
Before being appointed People’s Counsel, Mr. Travieso was a partner in a Baltimore law firm where his practice involved litigation, health care, education law and administrative law. Prior to that, Mr. Travieso was an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland.
Mr. Travieso graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law with honors where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. He then clerked for a United States District Court judge on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
“I majored in English at Washington College. I also took courses in philosophy, art history, music, physics, calculus, history and economics to name a few. I believe the education I obtained at Washington College prepared me as well as I could have been prepared anywhere to practice law. In addition, I became relatively well educated in the process, although I still have a lot to learn.”