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Lemuel Showell Blades, IV

April 26th, 2010    •  by Showell    •   Comments Off on 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. In March, 2007 he attended Max Gardner’s Boot Camp, which was an intense study of loan servicing and discharge violations as well as other problems with lenders and ways to resolve them in favor of debtors. He has been active on several professional committees and boards in his career and on civic boards in the communities in which he has lived. He has been very involved in his church and has two children. He will do his best to represent you and can be pretty empathetic, as someone in his family, one of his friends, one of his clients, or he have experienced about half the weird, sad or unexpected things that could ever happen to a person.

  • Can I go to Jail for not Paying my Bills?

    No, not unless you committed a crime in the creation of the debt (for example, fraud). Simply borrowing money and not being able to pay it back is not a crime. Many creditors representatives will tell you lies on the telephone and say that they will have you put in jail. Perhaps they are too ignorant to know they are wrong or that it is illegal for them even to say that. See More Bankruptcy Q&A