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

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

About Ed Bleynat

Edward L. Bleynat, Jr. began his legal career by clerking for James G. Exum, Jr., then the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. He later went to work with a major Greensboro law firm in a general litigation practice, focusing on business litigation and tort law. In 1995, Ed, his wife and children relocated to Asheville, North Carolina to continue his law practice and to raise their family in Western North Carolina, where Ed grew up. After Ed started his own firm in 1997, he and Joe Ferikes merged their practices into Ferikes & Bleynat, PLLC in 2001. Ed is actively involved in a variety of church, civic and community activities as a director, a trustee or a volunteer. He is an AV Preeminent Peer Reviewed Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell.