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Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon (ESC) is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Jennifer Shoaf Richardson to the firm in the Employment Law practice as a Director where she will grow the practice with Erick Drlicka. Erick is a longtime Director with more than 30 years of employment experience and is board-certified by The Florida Bar in Labor and Employment law. Jennifer will continue to help safeguard Florida businesses with proactive employment policies and provide legal representation in common disputes and violations.  She has extensive experience representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counsel, and all stages of litigation in Florida and Georgia.  Jennifer litigates all varieties of employment law matters including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Workers’ Compensation retaliation, disability, whistleblower, the Equal Pay Act, wage and hour, and noncompetition agreements.

Jennifer is an experienced litigator, having represented employers before state and federal agencies, state and federal trial courts, and courts of appeal. Her client list has been diverse, covering a wide range of industries including healthcare, transportation, hospitality, finance, technology, agriculture, and construction. Jennifer is accomplished in seeing cases through to completion, as she has handled dozens of appeals in Florida state courts, the 11th Circuit, and the Georgia Court of Appeals.

“We are thrilled that Jennifer will be joining our firm,” said Wes Reeder, ESC Firm President. “These days, employment issues are more complicated than ever. Jennifer has the experience that business owners need to safely navigate today’s challenges.”

Jennifer has also been a leader in Florida, serving as past president of the statewide Florida Association for Women Lawyers and the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association and having served a term on her circuit’s Judicial Nominating Commission. She frequently speaks on issues related to gender equality, pay equity, parental leave, sexual harassment, and the promotion and retention of women leaders. She is available to advise clients and provide training on meaningful diversity initiatives within their businesses. 

Prior to joining Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon, Jennifer practiced law with a national AmLaw 100 employment firm for years. As a Pensacola native, she is eager to help Panhandle employers of all sizes thrive and protect their most important asset.

Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon is a full-service law firm dedicated to protecting the interests of individuals and businesses. Experienced, effective, and evolving since 1913, and with footprint covering Pensacola, Pace, Destin, and Tallahassee, we are here to serve you. For more information, visit esclaw.com or call 850.433.6581.

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