Ferikes & Bleynat, PLLC, and Cannon Law, PC, Join Forces

 The Asheville and Waynesville litigation firms of Ferikes & Bleynat, PLLC, and Cannon Law, PC are pleased to announce that the firms have joined together.  The new firm, Ferikes  Bleynat & Cannon PLLC, will continue to operate both their Asheville and Waynesville locations.

The new firm boasts six attorneys offering more than a century of combined legal experience.  Twenty-plus year partners Joseph Ferikes and Edward Bleynat are pleased to introduce William E. Cannon, Jr., William W. Decker, Jr., and Tiffany Yates to the members of the Bar that do not know them, and ask that you join us in welcoming them to the district and the camaraderie enjoyed by its members.

William E. Cannon, Jr. (Bill) has been practicing law for more than 40 years.  He came to Waynesville from Georgia, where he served as President of the State Bar of Georgia, and is a former member of the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Bar Association where he serves on the Professionalism, Minorities in the Profession, and Civic Education committees, and previously on the Justice and Judiciary Committee. He has extensive experience in complex litigation, business and municipal law, and community associations.  A frequent writer and presenter, Bill has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer and by North Carolina Super Lawyers.  He is licensed to practice in Georgia and North Carolina.

William W. Decker, Jr. (Bill) is a seasoned trial lawyer who hails to North Carolina from the great state of Michigan. He possesses more than 35 years of construction, contract, real estate, bad faith insurance practices, and will dispute litigation experience and litigated complex civil disputes in Michigan for over 35 years. Realizing a lifelong dream to live in the mountains of Western North Carolina, he became licensed here in 2021.  He is an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell and is included in Michigan Super Lawyers.   He is an active hiker, biker, and golfer.  Invite him around and show him the ropes. Bill is licensed to practice in Michigan and North Carolina.

Tiffany Yates is an Asheville native and a University of North Carolina School of Law graduate. Her practice centers around civil litigation, including will caveats, homeowner’s association rights and responsibilities, and property disputes. She shares her home with her favorite furry friend in West Asheville and enjoys volunteering, musical endeavors, and exploring.

Ferikes Bleynat & Cannon, PLLC,  is a litigation and dispute resolution firm serving consumers and businesses across Western North Carolina through corporate, real estate, and construction disputes, foreclosures, contracts, insurance bad faith, community associations,  municipal law, and personal injuries.  The firm offers the skill of six attorneys and the convenience of two locations from their offices in Asheville and Waynesville. To find out more about the firm and its lawyers, visit its website at Asheville Trial Lawyers (https://ashevillelitigators.com).

Best Lawyers Honors Ferikes & Bleynat Partners in 2023

Joseph Ferikes and Edward Bleynat have been included in 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers in America.  Joe has been continuously listed in the Litigation – Real Estate since 2018.  Ed Bleynat is included in the Commercial Litigation Section, the Litigation – Land Use and Zoning Section, and the Litigation – Real Estate Section.  This is Ed’s fourth year of inclusion.  Best Lawyers© compiles its annual lists through peer review. More information about Best Lawyers methodology is found on their website at https://www.bestlawyers.com/methodology.

Joe Ferikes holds licenses in Georgia and North Carolina.  He has been a private practice trial lawyer for the greater part of five decades  Ed Bleynat is an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell and is included in the North Carolina Super Lawyers lists and is a Harry C. Martin Chapter of the American Inns of Court Master of the Bench. He is licensed to practice in North Carolina and Tennessee. Ed and Joe have been practicing law together for over 20 years. 

Ferikes & Bleynat, PLLC is an Asheville-based law firm serving clients in Western North Carolina. To find out more about the Ferikes & Bleynat firm, visit their website at https://ashevillelitigators.com.

Ferikes & Bleynat Relocates

The Asheville litigation firm of Ferikes & Bleynat, PLLC, has relocated to 67 Charlotte Street across from Clayton Street in downtown Asheville. The firm’s telephone number (828-251-1588) and email address (info@ashevillelitigators.com) remain the same.

Ferikes & Bleynat, PLLC is an Asheville litigation firm representing consumers and businesses across Western North Carolina through corporate, real estate, and construction disputes, foreclosures, contracts, and personal injuries. To find out more about the firm, visit our website at https://ashevillelitigators.com.

Paralegal Needed

We are a small, established corporate and real estate litigation firm in downtown Asheville seeking a paralegal/legal assistant for a central position. If you have a high ethical standard, 2-5 years experience in civil litigation and relative rules of procedure, solid computer and organizational skills, are attentive to detail, are solution-oriented, client-centric, and have strong writing and critical thinking skills, you might be the person we are looking for. In addition to working with solid, reliable attorneys, your salary, benefits, and growth potential will be commensurate with your experience and skill set. To apply, email your resume and cover letter to cindy@ashevillelitigators.com.

Contact:

cindy@ashevillelitigators.com

North Carolina Super Lawyers List Edward Bleynat in 2022

We are excited to share that Edward Bleynat has been included in the 2022 edition of  North Carolina Super Lawyers as a Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney.  

Ed is a Harry C. Martin Chapter of the American Inns of Court Master of the Bench and Past President. Licensed in North Carolina and Tennessee, Ed is an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America’s Litigation – Real Estate, Litigation – Land Use & Zoning, and Commercial Litigation Sections. Ed and his partner, Joe Ferikes, have been practicing law together for more than two decades.

Super Lawyers rates lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Ed has been included on this list for several consecutive years.

Ferikes & Bleynat, PLLC is an Asheville-based litigation firm serving clients in Western North Carolina in the areas of real estate litigation, construction, foreclosure defense, personal injury, and disputes related to businesses and contracts.  To find out more about the Ferikes & Bleynat firm, visit their website at https://ashevillelitigators.com.