Blair Cato Pickren Casterline Attorney Selected by The Best Lawyers in America®

Columbia, SC – September 6, 2017– The law firm of Blair Cato Pickren Casterline is pleased to announce that Kristine Cato has been selected by her peers for the fifth consecutive year for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Employment Law and Litigation. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 7.4 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers has been regarded by both the profession and the public as the most credible and definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.

About Kristine Cato

As a Certified Labor and Employment Specialist, Cato provides day-to-day assistance to employers dealing with employment-related issues such as contracts, wage/hour issues, affirmative action, union avoidance and campaigns, employment contracts and non-competes, employment discrimination, unemployment compensation, and the FMLA. She conducts supervisory training on all of these topics. She has defended employers before state and federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Justice, Homeland Security, South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, South Carolina Human Affairs Commission, OSHA, and the Department of Employment and Work Force. In addition to assisting and defending private uninsured employers, Cato represents insurance carriers in defense of their insureds on employment litigation.

About Blair Cato Pickren Casterline

The attorneys of Blair Cato have extensive experience in residential and commercial real estate transactions, business law, employment law defense, estate planning and administration, family law, and litigation. For years, Blair Cato attorneys have worked with local and national buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate including residential resales, refinance, REO, relocation, HELOC, and many other real estate transactions. The firm’s attorneys also work with local and national business professionals to handle a host of business transactions including mergers and acquisitions, landlord and tenant matters, lending transactions, and the formation and restructuring of business entities. Blair Cato can help your business when it is faced with hiring and termination decisions, composing personnel policies and noncompetition agreements, and identifying areas of potential liability with employment practices or discrimination lawsuits. The firm’s personal services for clients include estate planning and probating estates, family law and litigation. For more information visit