Lesia Shannon Kudelka
Communications Director and Ombudsman
Counsel to Office of Communications
Melina Mann serves as the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation's General Counsel. As General Counsel, Melina oversees both the Office of Disciplinary Counsel and the Office of Advice Counsel. In addition, she advises the Agency and Agency Director on a variety of legal matters.
Before joining the Agency in June of 2010, Melina worked for the South Carolina Court of Appeals serving as Deputy Chief Staff Attorney and Chief Staff Attorney. In those roles, she supervised and trained attorneys and headed the state’s intermediate appellate court motions docket and advised the nine judges on the court regarding motions and emergency petitions.
Melina holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of South Carolina, and a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.