We at Regan Zambri Long PLLC donate a substantial amount of our time and resources to charitable, professional and educational organizations. Our Washington DC personal injury attorneys firmly believe that the success of our community depends on the willingness of citizens to care for and serve others.
Chris Regan, Emily Lagan, Frances McDonald, and several other members of the DC Trial Lawyers Association (TLA-DC) volunteered at the Capital Area Food Bank on November 7. Each November, TLA-DC forgoes a traditional meeting in favor of volunteering at the food bank. Chris, Emily, and Frances sorted donations and packed them for distribution to families in need across DC. Together with the other TLA-DC volunteers, they sorted and packed over 3 tons of food. Thanks to the Capital Area Food Bank for hosting us, we look forward to this event every year!
Emily Lagan participated in the annual Wreaths Across America Day by placing holiday wreaths at the gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery. Wreaths Across America provides 1.75 million wreaths to 1,640 locations nationwide to honor the country’s fallen veterans. The event at Arlington National Cemetery draws tens of thousands of volunteers each year to lay wreaths at more than 260,000 graves.
Laurie A. Amell attended the Brain Injury Services Journey Conference at Inova Fairfax Hospital on November 1, 2018 as a sponsor and exhibitor on behalf of Regan Zambri Long. Brain Injury Services helps over 500 patients each year throughout Northern Virginia to lead productive and fulfilling lives. Ms. Amell had an opportunity to speak with brain injury survivors, their family members and caretakers, as well as health care providers in the field of brain injury to showcase the legal services Regan Zambri Long can provide. Ms. Amell fielded many questions regarding the legal rights of seriously injured patients due to medical errors that were preventable.
Paul Cornoni, and several other attorneys from the DC Trial Lawyers Association, volunteered recently at Food and Friends DC. As President of the Association, Paul has put an emphasis on giving back to the community. This is the third such event which has been organized over the past few months. Food and Friends is a fabulous organization that is responsible for serving over 3,000 meals a day to those in need in the DC Community. To learn more, please visit https://www.foodandfriends.org/
Members of TLADC and some of our sponsors gathered yesterday at The Capital Area Food bank. We worked at a brisk pace, sorting, packing, breaking down boxes, building boxes and ended up with a record – 15 pallets (600 boxes) of individual boxed meals for elderly folks in our community!
On May 12th, Paul Cornoni was elected President of the DC Trial Lawyers Association. Over two hundred guests attended the celebration held at the Mayflower Hotel, including Mayor Muriel Bowser and many city Council members. The Trial Lawyers Association consists of over 400 lawyers and focuses on protecting the rights of citizens in the District of Columbia. The Association promotes equal access to justice for individuals involved in civil lawsuits. Our members support and enforce the rights of individuals who have been injured due to another’s fault from:
The Association works to help make the Washington, D.C. area a safer, stronger and healthier community. Current projects include:
Past Presidents of this organization include Regan Zambri Long attorneys, Patrick Regan, Salvatore Zambri and Victor Long.
For the past few years, Salvatore Zambri has been giving presentations at area schools to students, faculty and parents about the catastrophic consequences of distracted driving. His mission aims to teach students and their parents the importance of driving carefully. He also seeks to empower them to be sure that they do not allow others to drive while distracted, at least not while they are passengers in a vehicle. His presentations are part of his community service, and he has received tremendous, positive feedback from students, faculty and parents about how impacting his presentations are to those who hear it. Here follow a few quotes from school principals:
“Thank you so much for the powerful presentation you made to all the students at [our] high school today. We really appreciate your coming out here to spread the word about how dangerous distracted driving is.”
“I learned many lessons from your teachings and wisdom. All our kids were focused on your words of wisdom and precaution.” “You did a great job . . . I am sure your presentation made a difference and will in the future.”
Salvatore Zambri and his family make full, healthy, homemade meals every two weeks, which they then deliver to local shelters. The food they prepare feeds between 60 and 80 underprivileged local men, women and children twice per month throughout the year. As he explains, “My parents taught me the importance of charitable works. I am tremendously proud of my wife and children for taking the time to make such a difference in the lives of many in our community. It is a joy to serve our community as a family in this way.”
Victor Long has been deeply committed to Washington, D.C. charitable organizations for over 25 years. He is a past board member of the Capital Hill Arts Workshop and the past President of the Board of Friendship House, which at the time was the largest recipient of United Way Funds in the City. He is a founding Board Member of Friendship Public Charter Schools, the largest charter school system in the City, which enrolls approximately 20 percent of D.C. school students.
Mr. Long also serves as the current Board Secretary for Friendship Schools and the Chair of the Athletic Committee. He recently founded a nonprofit corporation, the Friendship Athletic Association, Inc., which is dedicated to support scholar athletes on Friendship’s seven city campuses. Mr. Long authors a blog regarding Friendship Athletics. Friendship Collegiate Academy requires admission to college for graduation and leads the City in the number of public high school students who pass advanced placement courses. Friendship Collegiate’s Football team is recognized as the best team in the City and has gained national attention with several television appearances, including ESPN, and many nationally coveted college recruits.
Paul and Vanessa Cornoni enjoy volunteering for the PALS organization. The PALS organization coordinates visits to local nursing homes. It allows volunteers to bring their pets to visit people in need of love, attention and compassion. The picture below comes from a recent event where they brought their beagle Spike for a visit. To learn more about PALS, please click here.
Victor Long and Paul Cornoni chair the annual holiday Food Drive for the D.C. Trial Lawyers Association. Amy Griggs represents the firm in Virginia’s Annual Legal Food Frenzy, a competition among interested Virginia lawyers to collect food and donations for food banks.
Jackie Colclough is involved in a variety of community activities and fundraising efforts for nonprofit organizations. She regularly participates in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which serves to raise funds for breast cancer research and development. For the past several years, Regan Zambri Long PLLC has fielded a team for the Komen Race, generating interest among firm members and their families.
Jackie Colclough and her family actively participate in Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. She is also involved in the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that supports wounded veterans and their families.
For more than ten years, Salvatore Zambri has coached many of his daughters’ sports teams. During that time, he has coached nearly 100 different young women. “Coaching my daughters and the other girls on our teams has been one of the greatest joys of my life,” explains Sal. “For more than ten years, I have seen kindergartners turn into exceptional young women. As a coach, I focus on the joy of the game, positive teamwork, skill development, and effort to be a part of something memorable and character building. I will always remember the names and faces of every person I have ever coached.”
Amy Griggs places high value on literacy and devotes hundreds of hours annually to projects in D.C. to promote literacy. Ms. Griggs is a very active member of the Junior League of Washington. She is working on her fourth year of involvement with the JLW’s largest annual fundraiser, A Capital Collection of Holiday Shops, which raises more than $200,000 annually to further the JLW’s mission of promoting literacy in Washington, D.C. Ms. Griggs will be chair of the event in 2012 and is excited to bring her enthusiasm to the project. Regan Zambri Long PLLC attorneys are strong supporters of the Junior League’s mission of promoting literacy in Washington, D.C. Ms. Griggs also volunteers with the Junior League for the Library of Congress’ National Book Festival which facilitates authors meeting their readers during the two-day festival in September to encourage literacy and excitement for reading.
In addition, Ms. Griggs works with organizations seeking to improve and preserve DC’s historic surroundings. Over the past two years, she has also been a member of the Steering Committee for the Trust for the National Mall’s Le’Enfant Society, an organization of young professionals working to raise funds to help restore and repair the National Mall. Additionally, Ms. Griggs places high value in supporting the local arts community and regularly attends events with the Jete Society benefiting the Washington Ballet.
To learn more about our firm’s community work, please contact us today.