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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.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Robert Anderson Obtains a Defense Verdict in St. Mary's County

ADCVR attorney, Robert D. Anderson, recently secured a defense judgment on behalf of a hospital in the District Court of Maryland for St. Mary’s County. The Plaintiff alleged that the hospital and several physicians were negligent in evaluating and treating the Plaintiff’s post-operative complications, and allowed the Plaintiff to leave the hospital without appropriate treatment. Read More

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Carolyn Demougeot Obtains a Defense Verdict in Howard County

In June 2021, Ms. Demougeot represented a tow truck company in a hotly contested personal injury trial in the District Court for Howard County. The Plaintiff had alleged that the Defendant's tow truck driver broke his foot and ankle by running over them with his tow truck. Five witnesses and six hours later, the Judge returned a defense verdict and all claims were dismissed. Read More

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

ADCVR Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers® 2021

ADCVR attorneys, Ken Armstrong, Larry Ceppos, Ben Vaughan, Eric Rhoades, Jeremy Krum, and Erica Mudd were selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® 2021 in Maryland. Gretchen Slater was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® 2021 – Rising Stars in Maryland. Read More



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