Dedicated, Compassionate & Experienced Attorney in Greenville, SC
A native of Greenville, Chris has been an integral part of the Upstate legal community for more than twenty-five 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 is on the approved attorney list of most Upstate lending institutions. In addition, his practice concentrates on drafting wills and assisting clients with estate planning and probate 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 manage the firm’s Greenville office arose, Chris knew it would be a great fit for both parties. He now serves 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, and Friends of Senior Action, where he has served on the Board of Directors.
A gifted speaker, Chris has dedicated 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.
Furman Paladin & Servant at Heart
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 Alumni Association 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.
An avid supporter of the arts, Chris can often be found attending local theatre productions, art shows, and fundraisers.
- Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, Juris Doctor –May 1993
- Furman University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History – June 1989
Associations & Memberships
- Georgia Bar Association
- South Carolina Bar Association
- Greater Greenville Association of Realtors
- Mauldin Chamber of Commerce
- Friends of Senior Action
- South Carolina State Courts
- Georgia State Courts
- Meals on Wheels Volunteer
- Furman University Sigma Chi Alumni Advisor
- Sigma Chi International Horizons Operating Board
- Chicago Title Insurance Company
- Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
- First American National Title Insurance Company
- Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
- Stewart Title Guaranty Insurance Company
- WFG National Title Insurance Company
Get In Touch
700 Huger Street, Suite 102
Columbia, SC 29201
406-A East Butler Road
Mauldin, SC 29662
925 E. Main St., Unit A
Lexington, SC 29072-4202