Erica C. Mudd

Ms. Mudd is a partner and shareholder at Armstrong, Donohue, Ceppos, Vaughan & Rhoades, Chtd.  She joined the firm in 2006 after completing a one-year clerkship for the Honorable Patrick L. Woodward of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.

Ms. Mudd has litigated and tried medical malpractice, personal injury, and other tort cases in both state and federal courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia.  In addition, she has briefed and argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.  Ms. Mudd also regularly represents physicians, nurses, and other licensed professionals before professional licensing boards in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

In addition to practicing law, Ms. Mudd regularly lectures to physicians, nurses, and other groups on risk management related issues.  She is also an Associate Professor on the Adjunct Faculty of the American University Washington College of Law.

Ms. Mudd has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars, D.C. and Maryland (2013-2017), and Super Lawyers since 2018.  Ms. Mudd has also been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® – in the field of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants since 2018, and she has been featured in the 2019, 2020, and 2021 Editions of the Best Lawyers “Women in the Law” Business Edition.


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., May 2005, cum laude
  • University of Colorado, B.A., May 1999

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Professional Licensing and Credentialing
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice

Reported Cases

  • Lewis v. Waletzky, 422 Md. 647 (2011).
  • Montgomery Investigative Services v. Horne, 173 Md. App. 193 (2007).
  • Jones v. Bagalkotakar, 750 F. Supp. 2d 574 (2010).

Professional Organizations

  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • DC Defense Lawyers Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • American Bar Association
  • MD-DC Society of Hospital Risk Managers
  • Defense Research Institute


Erica Mudd, State v. Snowden: Hearsay Statements Made by Child Abuse Victims to a Social Worker May Not Be Admitted at a Criminal Trial Through the Social Worker Under Maryland’s “Tender Years” Statute, 35 U. Balt. L.F. 136 (2005).

Admitted to Practice

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Bar Admissions

  • Court of Appeals of Maryland (2005)
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals (2006)
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland (2006)
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia (2006)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (2008)