OUR TEAM

Marion F. Werkheiser

Founding Partner & Attorney at Law

Marion is an award-winning lawyer and internationally recognized trailblazer in the historic preservation and ESG fields. She is a well-known speaker and educator on all topics related to cultural heritage.

Greg Werkheiser

Founding Partner & Attorney at Law

Greg is an award-winning lawyer and social entrepreneur tackling complex challenges in the fields of cultural heritage preservation, economic development, leadership development, politics and government, and civil rights.

Will Cook

Partner 

Will is a nationally recognized lawyer and scholar with a successful track record for using preservation law to help protect National Historic Landmarks, significant landscapes, historic viewsheds, and traditional cultural properties.

Ellen Chapman

Cultural Resources Specialist

Ellen is an archaeologist with over ten years of experience in cultural resource management and academic archaeology.  She provides clients with guidance on government affairs, cultural resources and historic preservation issues.

Lexi Cleveland

Special Projects Manager

Lexi is a Richmond, Virginia native and public historian with a background of administrative support roles. Lexi helps coordinate the internal operations at CHP. 

Sarah Curtis

Operations Manager & Executive Assistant to the Managing Partner

Sarah started out in political and non-profit fundraising before making the transition to executive support. Her primary responsibilities are managing Marion’s always-evolving schedule and CHP office operations.

Earl Evans

Tribal Practice Manager

Earl is an enrolled citizen of the Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe and serves as Vice Chairman of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribal Council. He has 25 years of formal involvement in issues impacting tribes.

Christine Grubbs

Special Projects Manager

Christine is a preservation advocate with experience in public policy, fundraising,  museums, and project management. She supports initiatives across the firm, and serves as right hand to Founding Partner Greg Werkheiser.

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Elizabeth T. Horton

Cultural Resources Reviewer

Dr. Elizabeth T. Horton is a public archaeologist and paleoethnobotanist with a special focus on cultural heritage issues related to deep-time people/plant relationships and communities’ ecological knowledge and traditions. 

Jessica Krauss

Attorney at Law

Jessica is an associate attorney in the firm’s Section 106 and NEPA Consultation, ESG, and Advocacy practice areas. She helps clients navigate the National Historic Preservation Act’s Section 106 consultation process at all stages of federal projects.

Kelly Lizarraga

Advocacy Director

Kelly supports the firm’s public policy clients. She is a history buff who previously worked in the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Congress. She was a Press Secretary and Communications Director for several members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Lucy Matthews

Projects & Research Manager

Lucy researches special projects of interest to CHPs’ clients. She has a specialty in cultural heritage tourism with a background in national and international tourism policy, research, program and project management. 

Jennifer Morris

Attorney at Law

Dr. Jennifer Morris leads our Art and Museum Law practice. She is an art historian and lawyer whose practice focuses on art, museum, and cultural heritage matters. 

Claire O'Brien

Preservation Practice Coordinator

Claire is a heritage professional with a background in art museum operations. She supports Partner Will Cook and the Preservation Practice team through office management and research. 

Katherine Sorrell

Attorney at Law

Katherine’s practice focuses on ESG, preservation, and indigenous heritage. She advises clients on best practices and processes for managing social risk on infrastructure projects.

Olga Symeonoglou

Attorney at Law

Olga’s practice focuses on indigenous heritage, historic preservation, and art restitution. She advises American Indian tribes and other clients on the protection of historic and cultural resources.

Courtney Wynn

Tribal Practice Coordinator & Policy Advisor

Courtney serves as the Tribal Practice Coordinator & Policy Advisor, a role in which she works closely with Tribal Practice Manager Earl Evans. She is an enrolled member of the Chickahominy Indian Tribe.