Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
Practice Areas
  • B.S., College of Charleston, 1983
  • J.D., Wake Forest University, 1988
  • North Carolina, 1988
  • South Carolina, 1989
  • Foreclosures
  • Collections
  • Bankruptcy and Restructuring
  • Credit Union Representation
78 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Cynthia J. Lowery

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A member of Moore & Van Allen's management committee and co-leader of its Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring team, Cynthia Lowery brings more than 28 years experience to her practice area.  She is a frequent speaker on creditors’ rights and a bankruptcy specialist certified by the State of South Carolina. Lowery brings her wide-ranging clients sophisticated counsel in all areas of collections and creditor’s rights, including bankruptcy, restructures, foreclosures and execution of judgments.

An accomplished public speaker, she provides in-house training to creditors, educating various businesses on the proper and most efficient means for collections, including their rights and remedies in bankruptcy. Lowery has worked closely with Credit Unions for more than 25 years and has considerable experience handling their specific issues.

In 1993, she was appointed to the United States Panel of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees for the State of South Carolina, resigning in 2000 to devote more time to creditor representation. 

Lowery is also past chair of The Supreme Court of South Carolina Commission’s Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Law Specialization Advisory Board.  She is licensed in both South Carolina and North Carolina courts.

Of Note

  • Wake Forest Law School Board of Visitors, 2014 to present 
  • Past director, South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association 
  • Past Member, Advisory Committee on Rules and Practice, U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina 
  • Recipient, South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association award for outstanding service in the United States Bankruptcy Court, 1999
  • Named for inclusion to the South Carolina Super Lawyers list in 2009-2018
  • Included in Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2009-2019

Professional Affiliations

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bankruptcy Lawyers Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Local Rules Committee for U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina
  • Certified Specialist: Bankruptcy Law, Debtor-Creditor, by the Supreme Court of South Carolina
  • Former United States Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee