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Lemuel Showell Blades IV


Showell Blades was born in 1960 in Elizabeth City, NC. He is a 1978 graduate of Virginia Episcopal School. He received a B.S. in Industrial Relations from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1982 and a law degree from the University of South Carolina in 1986. He has practiced primarily bankruptcy law since 1990, but has been handling bankruptcy matters since 1986. He has lived in Rock Hill, SC since 1989, where he has also handled residential real estate and commercial real estate closings; family court litigation; bankruptcy trustee litigation; civil litigation; and general business law issues.

He is a member of the South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association (former board member), the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (former SC representative), the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Bankruptcy Section of the NC Bar Association. He is licensed to practice in the bankruptcy, federal district and state courts in South Carolina and North Carolina, as well as the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He regularly files bankruptcy cases in the District of South Carolina and the Western District of North Carolina.

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