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 has been very active in the real estate industry, having served as officer and director of both the Palmetto Land Title Association and the Mortgage Bankers Association of Greater Columbia. She is currently serving on the Board of Governors of the American Land Title Association (“ALTA”) and is the Chair of its Abstracters and Title Insurance Agents Section. Additionally she serves on numerous committees and task forces of ALTA all for the improvement of the real estate title and settlement industry. Cynthia is currently serving as the 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.