Best Lawyers in America Honors Joe Ferikes and Ed Bleynat in 2022

Ferikes & Bleynat, PLLC is honored to share with you that Joseph Ferikes and Edward Bleynat have been included in the 28th Edition of Best Lawyers in America.  Joe Ferikes has been continuously listed in the Litigation – Real Estate since 2018.  First recognized on the 2020 list, Ed Bleynat is included in the Commercial Litigation Section, the Litigation – Land Use and Zoning Section, and the Litigation – Real Estate Section.  

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 Fellow. He is licensed to practice in North Carolina and Tennessee. Ed and Joe have been practicing law together for 20 years. 

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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.