Cynthia Blair

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Cynthia Blair2018-10-18T17:43:45+00:00

Columbia, SC Residential Real Estate Closing Attorney

Cynthia was born and raised in Columbia. She attended Hammond School before going to Florida State University to major in voice and theater, with thoughts of trying her luck on Broadway. However, after much reflection, she decided instead to major in Multinational Business and minor in Spanish. She returned to Columbia for law school and her international MBA. She began her practice as public defender in Richland County where she tried many cases to a jury. Cynthia had always wanted to live in Miami, so she moved there and practiced civil litigation and real estate; however, after a year, she decided to return home and follow her passion of a business-oriented practice in real estate. After growing a very successful real estate practice for 14 years, Cynthia, along with Rex Casterline, Gary Pickren, Kris Cato and Steve Lenker, all of whom were partners with her in a prior law firm, opened Blair Cato Pickren Casterline, LLC in November of 2014.

Cynthia is admitted to practice law in both South Carolina and Florida.

Cynthia has a love for animals and has rescued quite a few dogs and cats over the years. She has two children and enjoys traveling with them to new places.

Cynthia is very active in the real estate industry. She is currently serving as the President of the American Land Title Association (“ALTA”). Additionally she serves on numerous committees and task forces of ALTA all for the improvement of the real estate title and settlement industry. She has also served as officer and director of both the Palmetto Land Title Association and the Mortgage Lenders Association of Greater Columbia. Cynthia is a past Chair of the Real Estate Section Council of the South Carolina Bar. She is also a licensed instructor for CE for real estate agents in South Carolina.

Professional Accomplishments

  • University of South Carolina, Master in International Business, 1995
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1992
  • Florida State University, B.S., 1990
  • South Carolina Bar
    • Real Estate Section Council, past Chair
    • Convention Committee, past Chair
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • American Land Title Association – President
    • Best Practices Executive Committee
    • Homeowner Outreach Program Committee
    • Talent Committee
  • TAN Committee
  • Remote Online Notarization Task Force
  • Palmetto Land Title Association, Past President
    • Education Committee, past Chair
    • Convention Committee, past member
  • Mortgage Lenders Association of Greater Columbia, Past President
  • Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina
  • Mortgage Bankers of the Carolinas
    • Legislative Committee
  • Admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to practice in the District Court of South Carolina
  • Admitted to practice in the Northern and Southern District Courts of Florida
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Leadership South Carolina, Class of 2012
  • J. Lee McDonald Award, Palmetto Land Title Association, 2010
  • “Top 20 Under 40” business professionals in the Midlands, The State Newspaper, 2006
  • Woman of the Year, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2006
  • Legal Elite, Columbia Business Monthly, 2010
  • Executive Leadership Program for American Heart Association “Go Red for Women” Campaign
  • Palmetto Center for Women TWIN Award 2015
  • 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