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.
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.
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.
ADCVR senior partners, Ken Armstrong, Larry Ceppos, and Benjamin Vaughan were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants.
Gretchen A. Slater, Esquire joined ADCV&R as an Associate in July 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Slater practiced for several years in the field of civil litigation defense, focusing her work on the defense of medical malpractice and dental malpractice. She also has extensive experience defending claims involving automobile negligence, slip-and-fall, and construction litigation. Prior to practicing, Ms. Slater served as the 2009-2010 judicial law clerk to the Honorable David A. Boynton
Eric Rhoades (ADCV&R Partner) and Jonathan Barnes (ADCV&R Associate) obtained a defense verdict in a medical negligence case tried in the U.S. District Court for Maryland. The case was tried to a jury over five days. The Plaintiffs alleged a failure to timely diagnose a retroperitoneal bleed following the institution of anti-coagulation therapy which resulted in an iliopsoas muscle hematoma. The Plaintiffs specifically alleged that the patient developed a permanent and severe neurologic impai