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Since 1987, Armstrong, Donohue, Ceppos, Vaughan & Rhoades, Chtd. has distinguished itself as a premier litigation firm of accomplished trial attorneys, handling a wide array of medical liability and healthcare law matters.


We are first and foremost a trial practice firm, with an imposing fund of trial experience in a variety of cases tried in state and federal courts in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Medical Malpractice Defense

We have earned our reputation based on our zealous and effective defense of health care providers, including physicians, hospitals, nurses, physician assistants, long term care facilities, HMOs and other health care delivery systems.

Hospital & Health Care

Hospitals, long term care facilities, rehabilitations centers and other health care institutions have special requirements that  Armstrong, Donohue, Ceppos, Vaughan & Rhoades, Chtd. fulfills.


Health Care professionals seek us out when issues arise with their respective licensing boards.  Our knowledge base, derived from our professional liability work, is a valuable asset in our representation of our professional clients in this area of licensing and discipline.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Erica Mudd Secures a Dismissal in Calverty County

ADCVR partner, Erica Mudd, secured dismissal of an action on behalf of a group of health care provider defendants in a medical negligence case pending in the Circuit Court for Calvert County, Maryland. The Court determined that plaintiff’s Certificate and Report failed to meet the specificity requirements of the applicable statute and interpreting case law, and that plaintiff failed to show good cause to warrant an extension of time to amend. Read More

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Eric Rhoades and Rob Maynard Obtain a Defense Verdict in U.S. District Court

ADCV&R Partners, Eric Rhoades and Rob Maynard, obtained a defense verdict in a medical negligence case tried in the U.S. District Court for Maryland over fifteen (15) days. The Plaintiffs alleged a failure to timely diagnose post-partum preeclampsia in the emergency department that developed into eclampsia two days later. The Plaintiffs claimed injuries in the form of a cerebral hemorrhage, seizure disorder, cognitive impairment, the development of debilitating migraines, loss of earning capac Read More

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

ADCVR Welcomes Pamela B. Kincheloe, Esquire

Ms. Kincheloe was a Partner with ADCVR for many years until 2003, when she left to work as a Senior Investigator for the Virginia Licensing Boards, primarily the Virginia Board of Medicine. She received a BSN from Marymount University and her J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. For many years in her prior professional life, she was a Certified Nurse Midwife prior to embarking on her second career in the law. ADCV&R is pleased to welcome Ms. Kincheloe back to our team of attorneys. Read More



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Armstrong, Donohue, Ceppos, Vaughan & Rhoades, Chtd.
204 Monroe Street #101
Rockville, MD 20850
Tel: 301.251.0440