Posted on Dec 31, 2011

Firm Plays Santa for Angel Tree...Zupan Steps in for St. Nick

December 12, 2011

(L) MT attorneys and staff adopted 30 children as part of the Salvation Army's Angel Tree. Katie Sistek and Adriana Rodriguez load bags of toys and clothing for transportation to the Salvation Army distribution center.

December 2, 2011

(R) Santa listens intently as four-year-old Christopher, son of Janie Rhoads, give his wish list. Mike Zupan played Santa for The Campagna Center's annual children's party held at the Masonic Temple in Alexandria.

Managers Get Lucky

December 5, 2011

Janie Rhoads presents John P. Halfhill, manager with Community Management Corporation, with an iPad gift certificate. John won the gift certificates in a firm-sponsored drawing for guests attending the 2011 Breakfast Briefs series. Deborah Carter, general manager of Westridge Swim & Racquet Club, won the drawing for lunch at the Palm restaurant during the 4th Annual Vendor Fair. 

Firm Gives to Local Shelter

November 21, 2011

Mike Zupan loads boxes of Thanksgiving food items donated by the firm's attorneys and staff for transportation to the Carpenter's Shelter, the largest homeless shelter in Northern Virginia.





Attorneys Reach Out in Richmond

October 24, 2011

(L) David delivers a seminar on Lawyers Helping Lawyers to 50 members of the Henrico County Bar Association.

(R) Pia discusses community association law during an interview with Jacob Geiger, editor of Work It, Richmond.

Firm Celebrates 4th Anniversary

October 8, 2011

David and Pia welcome attorneys and staff to the annual dinner at the Mount Vernon Country Club where the group celebrated the firm's fourth year of business.





MT Competes in Warrior Dash

October 1, 2011

Our MT team emerges from the mud after completing the final challenge of Warrior Dash. Competitors (left to right) include Adriana Rodriguez, Paul Dorn, Bentley Gearhart, Jackie Mountjoy, Mike Zupan, Traci Passmore, Matt Zupan and Kim Felty. 



Pia Trigiani Name to Italian Societa Hall of Fame

September 22, 2011

The Italian American Business and Professional Societa presented Pia Trigiani with an award for her leadership in Richmond's legal community. Pia joined nine other distinguished Richmonders of Italian descent named to the Societa's 2011 Hall of Fame, including Richmond Times-Dispatch publisher, Thomas Silvestri (back row, fourth from left) and former Viet Nam POW, Paul Galanti (back row, seventh from left).


Trigiani Leads VBA Summer Meeting; Mercer Presents LHL Seminar

July 21, 2011

Presidents Honor Tower
Pia Trigiani, VBA president, joins former presidents -
G. Michale Pace (2008), John D. Epps (2009), William R. VanBuren, III (2006), James V. Meath (2005) and Stephen D. Busch (2010) - in honoring the service of Guy K. Tower, VBA executive director with the Walker Award of Merit.




Trigiani Introduces VBA Leader
Pia Trigiani introduces the new VBA Executive Director, Yvonne C. McGhee (center). Members of the Search Committee include (left to right) Tom Bagby €" chair of the Board of Governors, Steve Busch, immediate past president, John Epps and Bill VanBuren €" past presidents, Michael Guanzon, member of the Board of Governors and Honorable Jane Roush, Board of Governors member.



Mercer Delivers Seminar on Attorney Addiction
David Mercer joins John T. Molumphy, a LHL Board member and past president, and General District Court Judge William D. Heatwole in presenting a seminar on "Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues Impacting Virginia's Legal System: Views from Both Sides of the Bench."

Public Television Interviews Mercer

June 14, 2011

David Mercer is interviewed by WCVE-TV23, Richmond's public television station. He is being featured in a "Virginia Currents" program discussing his leadership with "Lawyers Helping Lawyers," a statewide, 24-hour, peer counseling program for attorneys, judges and law students suffering from substance abuse and mental illness. The program will air during October in Richmond, Charlottesville and Northern Virginia.



Cracking Crabs on Chesapeake Bay

June 11, 2011

Attorneys, staff, friends and family spend a Saturday afternoon day hammering crab legs and downing cold drinks at the Harris Crab House overlooking the Chesapeake Bay in Kent Narrows, Maryland.

Attorneys, Staff Stock Supplies for Legal Food Frenzy

April 15, 2011

Sarah Tozer, associate and team captain, led the firm's food drive that will helped stock shelves at the Capitol Area Food Bank. In 2009 and 2010 MercerTrigiani placed first among small Northern Virginia law firms in the Legal Food Frenzy.

Democratic Party Celebrates Senator's Service

April 13, 2011

The Alexandria Democratic Party celebrated the retirement of Virginia Senator Patricia "Patsy" Smith Ticer at the MercerTrigiani Old Town office.

(L) David Mercer and Pia Trigiani join Congressman James Patrick "Jim" Moran, Jr. in honoring Senator Patsy Ticer.

(R) Former Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine grabs time with Pia Trigiani, president of the Virginia Bar Association.

(L) Patsy Ticer is flanked by friends, Pia Trigiani and Ed Semonian, clerk for the Alexandria Circuit Court.

(R) David Mercer spends quality father-son time with Clark Mercer, chair of the Alexandria Democratic Party, spend quality time.

Cheering the Nats on Opening Day

March 31, 2011

David and Nell Mercer take grandson, Jacob, to the opening day game of the Washington Nationals.





Attorneys Role Play at WMCCAI Conference & Expo

March 12, 2011

MercerTrigiani Players Present "Rule Making and Achieving Compliance," a role-playing seminar presented by David Mercer, Pia Trigiani, Michael Zupan, Janie Rhoads, Jeremy Moss and Sarah Tozer during the annual WMCCAI Conference.

Virginia CAI Member Visit General Assembly 

February 9, 2011

Pia, David, Michele and Jeremy hosted Community Association Day at the Virginia Assembly Day. Nearly 50 representatives from the Central Virginia, Southeastern Virginia and Washington Metropolitan Chapters learned about lobbying protocols, reviewed pending legislation, visited with legislators, viewed a General Assembly session and toured the Capitol.




Attorneys Teach 8th Graders About Rule of Law

February 7, 2011

David and Pia teach a "Rule of Law" class for 8th graders at Alexandria's Francis Hammond Middle School. The attorneys used real life situations to illustrate how the "Rule of Law" is simply an agreement allowing everyone to play by the rules. The "Rule of Law" project is designed to inspire students at an early stage to become active citizens and to learn about the rights protected by the Rule of Law in the United States.

Trigiani Named President of VBA

January 22, 2011

After taking her oath of office, Steve Busch, ex-officio, introduces Pia as president of the Virginia Bar Association. Past VBA presidents congratulate Pia as she greets them on stage. The VBA is a statewide, voluntary professional organization of 5,500 attorneys and judges.

MT Rebuilding Together Alexandria, 2011

April, 2011