Cynthia Durham Blair is one of the founding members of the law firm of Blair Cato Pickren Casterline LLC, which opened its doors in December 2014. She has been practicing law in South Carolina for more than 20 years. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, REO and relocation.
Blair graduated from Florida State University (BS 1990), the University of South Carolina School of Law (JD 1992) and the University of South Carolina School of Business (MIBS 1995). She was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1993 and admitted to practice law in Florida in 1995. She is also admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Courts for the District of South Carolina and the Northern and Southern Districts of Florida.
Blair is very involved in the real estate industry, both locally and nationally. She is a past-president of the American Land Title Association and serves on its Board of Governors. She is also very active in other ALTA committees and task forces. She is a past-chair of the Real Estate Section Council for the South Carolina Bar. Additionally, she is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of the Carolinas and serves on its Legislative Committee, and a member of the Palmetto Land Title Association (PLTA), the Mortgage Lenders Association of Greater Columbia (MLAGC) and the Building Industry Association of Greater Columbia (BIA). She has served on the boards of and is a past-president of both PLTA and MLAGC.
She has an A/V Preeminent Peer Rating for the highest level of professional excellence in Martindale-Hubbell and is the recipient of several prestigious professional awards including the 2013 Leadership in Law Award from the SC Lawyers Weekly, the Gold Compleat Lawyer Award from the University of South Carolina School of Law and the J. Lee McDonald award for outstanding service to the title industry. She is a graduate of the Leadership South Carolina Class of 2012.
Blair is a frequent speaker on real estate and real estate-related topics at CLE and other real estate industry seminars around the country.
She resides in Hopkins, S.C., with her two children, three dogs and three cats. Blair enjoys reading fiction, cooking, traveling, Seminole football and red wine.