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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, May 16, 2019

ADCV&R Welcomes Karen S. Karlin, Esquire

Karen S. Karlin, Esquire joined ADCV&R as a Partner in May 2019. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Karlin practiced in the field of insurance defense litigation, focusing on the defense of health care providers. She has extensive experience in defending complex medical malpractice claims, as well as appeals and professional liability matters. Prior to entering private practice in 1995, Ms. Karlin served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Richard A. Levie in the Superior Court of the District Read More

Thursday, May 16, 2019

ADCV&R Welcomes Giovanna A. Miller, Esquire

Giovanna A. Miller, Esquire joined ADCV&R as an Associate in April 2019. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Miller practiced in the fields of criminal prosecution and criminal defense. She has a wealth of trial experience and she has handled hundreds of trials in the District and Circuit Courts, including approximately 20 jury trials. Ms. Miller is a zealous, skilled, and passionate advocate who is dedicated to serving her clients. Read More

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Benjamin Laufer promoted to partner of ADCV&R

It is our pride and privilege to announce that Benjamin A. Laufer, Esquire has become a partner of ADCV&R as of January 1, 2019. As a partner, Ben will continue his general civil trial practice, including the defense of professional liability and licensing matters. Read More



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Armstrong, Donohue, Ceppos, Vaughan & Rhoades, Chtd.
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Rockville, MD 20850
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