Regan Zambri Long PLLC
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.
DC Trial Lawyers Association
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:
- Motor vehicle collisions.
- Medical malpractice.
- Defective products.
- Abusive employment practices and other matters.
The Association works to help make the Washington, D.C. area a safer, stronger and healthier community. Current projects include:
- Toys for Tots campaign every December.
- Bike helmet giveaway for kids every year.
- Annual Habitat for Humanity Build
- Sponsorship of the championship tournament of the D.C. Urban Debate League
- Food drive for Capital Area Food Bank
- Volunteer work for the DC Bar Pro Bono Project
Past Presidents of this organization include RZL attorneys, Patrick Regan, Salvatore Zambri and Victor Long.
Distracted Driving Seminars
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.”
Feeding the Hungry
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.”
Friendship Public Charter Schools
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.
Participation in Local Food Drives
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.
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure & Lawyers Have Heart Road Race
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.
Wreaths Across America
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.
Mentoring Through Coaching
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.