Lesia Shannon Kudelka
Communications Director and Ombudsman
Counsel to Office of Communications
Richele Taylor serves as the Deputy of Administration for LLR, overseeing its Human Resources, Procurement, and Financial Divisions. Prior to coming to LLR, Richele was Of Counsel at Fisher & Phillips, LLP, where she represented management and employers exclusively. Richele provided advice to employers on employment policies and procedures aimed at improving employee relations and reducing risk. She represented clients in state and federal court, as well as agency proceedings
Richele graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where she served on the Dean’s List and was and a Staff Editor and Associate Articles Editor for The South Carolina Law Review. Richele was named as a Greater Columbia Business Monthly’s Legal Elite in 2013, and a 2012 South Carolina Super Lawyers–Rising Star.
Richele authored “God Bless the Kick-off: School Prayer in the Wake of Santa Fe v. Doe, published by the South Carolina law Review, Volume 53, Fall 2001. Richele also co-authored Making Your Company Part of the Solution: Legal Compliance with Child and Forced Labor Laws, North American Regional Forum Newsletter of the International Bar Association, and Disqualifying Employees from Unemployment Compensation Benefits for Failing Drug Test: South Carolina Now requires Special Proof, South Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly.
Richele is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, Richland County Bar Association, Employment & Labor Section of the State Bar, and South Carolina Women Lawyers Association.