Maria Patterson started her legal career as an insurance defense attorney at Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland.


She worked with several former assistant state's attorneys and handled numerous insurance defense cases involving allegations of fraud. Many of these cases were sent for her to defend by the fraud divisions of major insurance companies.


Financial Crimes: Insurance Fraud

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17251 Melford Boulevard, Suite 101

Bowie, MD 20715 US

When an insurance company suspects that a fraudulent claim has been submitted, they frequently request an Examination Under Oath (EUO) of their policy holder.


Maria Patterson handled EUOs involving suspected fraudulent claims. After leaving Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher, Maria Patterson worked for State Farm insurance company as a trial attorney at the law office of Timothy S. Smith & Associates located in Greenbelt, Maryland. She continued learning the policy defenses and legal obligations of insurance companies and their insureds. 


As a former insurance defense attorney, Maria Patterson has worked with several major insurance companies and is well suited to defend those that have been charged with insurance fraud or have been asked to submit to an Examination Under Oath. Most insurance fraud charges start with a request for an EUO. Requests for Examinations Under Oath occasionally are sought in personal injury or car accident cases. If an EUO has been sought in such a case please click here. Most insurance fraud cases arise out of vehicle fires, alleged vehicle thefts, arson, and injury claims. One common scenario is where a car is reported stolen and is later found abandoned after it had been set on fire. In these vehicle theft and vehicle fire cases, the insurance companies hire vehicle key experts. These experts are able to tell whether the car was moved by a person with a key and which key was last used to move the car. The experts can make this identification based on unique markings from a key that are left on the plates that are inside vehicle ignitions.


If you have been charged with insurance fraud or been asked to appear for an Examination Under Oath, please contact attorney Maria Patterson at 301-383-1525 to schedule a consultation at the law office of Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott in Bowie, Maryland. The law office of Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott is conveniently located on Melford Boulevard, which is an exit off of the intersection of Route 50 and Route 301. Lawyer Maria Patterson handles cases in Prince George's, Anne Arundel, Charles, Calvert, St. Mary's, and Montgomery Counties.