Robert D. Anderson

Mr. Anderson is a partner and shareholder at Armstrong, Donohue, Ceppos, Vaughan & Rhoades. His practice focuses on defending hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers in complex medical malpractice cases in state and federal court. He also handles a variety of other matters including appeals, professional licensing matters, general liability, and privacy matters.

Robb has nearly 20 years of experience litigating civil matters, and medical malpractice in particular. Robb has tried numerous cases and has also argued before the Supreme Court of Maryland. He also has extensive first-hand experience in health care, and patient care in particular, having spent seven years as a Staffing Coordinator and Unit Services Coordinator at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California coordinating in-patient care with the hospital’s physicians, medical staff, and various departments.

Robb is also a frequent speaker, presenting lectures to medical professionals and hospitals regarding issues involving medicine and the law.

Prior to entering private practice, Robb served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Ronald D. Schiff of the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Maryland. During law school, Robb was also selected for numerous prestigious programs, including the Litigation Fellow’s Program, a Teaching Assistant for the Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing Course, and Captain of the National Telecommunications Moot Court Team.

In his spare time, Robb enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing golf.


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.
  • California State University, Northridge, B.A.

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Professional Liability
  • Privacy/HIPAA
  • Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice

Admitted to Practice

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Maryland
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Reported Cases

  • Dunbar v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., 2021 WL 3129310 (July 23, 2021)

Professional Organizations

  • American Inns of Court, Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • District of Columbia Bar Association


  • Continuing Medical Education: Captain of the Ship. TidalHealth Education Series. March 21, 2024, May 22, 2024.
  • Legal Issues: Frequently Asked Questions. Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society. May 2, 2023, June 1, 2023, August 14, 2023.
  • Legal Issues: Back to Basics: The Evolving Physician-Patient Relationship. Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society. July 27, 2022, September 21, 2022.
  • Legal Issues: The New Normal – The Physician-Patient Relationship in the Age of Covid. Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society. May 18, 2021, May 27, 2021, June 8, 2021, August 30, 2021, September 12, 2023.
  • Legal Issues: You’ve Been Served. Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society. August 4, 2020, September 1, 2020, September 3, 2020, September 24, 2020.
  • Legal Issues: Can We Talk? Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society. May 1, 2019.
  • Primary Care. Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society. May 13, 2019, June 27, 2019.
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