A native of Greenville, Chris has been an integral part of the Upstate legal community for more than twenty years. He is a graduate of Furman University and the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia.
Chris has extensive experience in real estate and community association law, and is on the approved attorney list of most Upstate lending institutions. In addition, his practice concentrates on drafting wills, assisting clients with conservatorships and guardianships, probate law and elder law. A member of the South Carolina Bar Association and Georgia State Bar Association, Chris is admitted to practice in all the courts of the states of South Carolina and Georgia.
Blair Cato’s philosophy and vision align perfectly with his own, so when the opportunity to be a part of the firm’s Greenville presence arose, Chris knew it would be a great fit for both parties. He looks forward to serving Blair Cato clients with the same loyalty, dedication and caring that he has become known for throughout the Upstate.
Chris is an active member of the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors, the Mauldin Chamber of Commerce, the Upstate Seniors Network and Friends of Senior Action, where he has served on the Board of Directors for three years. In addition, he is a past Regional Advisory Board member of the South Carolina chapter of Community Associations Institute.
A gifted speaker, Chris dedicates countless hours to the community, volunteering to present legal topics to organizations including the LifeWise Senior Program through Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, the Alzheimer’s Association – SC Chapter, the Ray Hopkins Senior Center, the Greenville Area Parkinson’s Society, The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Furman, Senior Action, and the Mauldin Chamber of Commerce. He has also been selected as a speaker for legal classes through the SC Bar Association, and has served as a contributing writer in All About Seniors magazine and The Advisor, Furman University’s Alumni publication.
Having grown up attending Furman University athletic events, there was no doubt in Chris’s mind that he would one day be a Furman Paladin. A football and basketball fan, Chris’s alumni involvement also includes serving as the past president of the Furman Athletic Association Board of Directors, the past president of the Furman University Alumni Board of Directors, a former Paladin Club board member and being selected as the Student Organization Advisor of the year in 2001.
When Chris joined Sigma Chi at Furman University, he could not have imagined the role that the fraternity would play in his life. He continues to work with Sigma Chi, not only serving as a Furman University chapter alumni advisor for over twenty years, but also volunteering for roles at the international level. He is past chairman of the Sigma Chi International Balfour Leadership Training Workshop, an annual conference attended by 1500 undergraduate students, and is currently a member of the Horizons Operating Board, which organizes and oversees a personal leadership development program for 250 undergraduate students in Snowbird, Utah each summer.
The Greenville seniors on Chris’s Meals on Wheels weekly route will tell you that he has had a smile on his face and a kind word for them each time they have seen him during the past five years. An avid supporter of the arts, Chris can often be found attending local theatre productions, art shows and fundraisers.