Cynthia Blair

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 and Kris Cato all of whom were partners with her in a prior law firm, opened Blair Cato Pickren Casterline, LLC in November of 2014.

Cynthia Blair

Her Story

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 a past President of the American Land Title Association (“ALTA”).She currently serves on numerous committees and taskforces of ALTA all for the improvement of the real estate title and settlement industry. She has also served as an 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.

“The employees were friendly, respectful, and professional. They were fast to return calls and kept us informed throughout the process. Thank you Blair for all your help with closing on the house.”
-Pedro Montoya

Professional Accomplishments

Education

  • University of South Carolina, Master in International Business, 1995
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1992
  • Florida State University, B.S., 1990

Awards & Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Leadership South Carolina, Class of 2012
  • 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
  • Executive Leadership Program for American Heart Association “Go Red for Women” Campaign
  • Palmetto Center for Women TWIN Award 2015
  • National Title Professional

Title Agent

  • Chicago Title Insurance Company
  • Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
  • Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
  • Stewart Title Guaranty Insurance Company
  • WFG National Title Insurance Company
  • Westcor Land Title Insurance Company

Associations & Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar
    • Real Estate Section Council, past Chair
    • Convention Committee, past Chair
  • Florida Bar Association
  • American Land Title Association – Past President
    • Best Practices Executive Committee
    • Talent Committee
    • Digital Closing Workgroup
    • Government Affairs Committee
  • Palmetto Land Title Association, Past President
  • Mortgage Lenders Association of Greater Columbia, Past President
  • Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina
  • Mortgage Bankers of the Carolinas – Board Member
  • 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

Get In Touch

700 Huger Street, Suite 102
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 400-8600

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406-A East Butler Road
Mauldin, SC 29662
(864) 999-2030

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925 E. Main St., Unit A
Lexington, SC 29072-4202
(803) 808-0100

info@blaircato.com

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