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).

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP In 2023 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP is happy to announce that it has earned rankings in two practice areas in the 2023 Edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America® “Best Law Firms” for Asheville. The firm is ranked Tier 1 Metropolitan for Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants and Tier 2 Metropolitan for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.

Firms are ranked based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and peer reviews. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have at least one lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes 5% of lawyers practicing in the United States. Attorneys Scott Anderson, Anna Hamrick, and Henry Teich are listed in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Established for more than 40 years, Grimes Teich Anderson is a North Carolina and South Carolina injury & disability firm with offices in Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. The firm handles personal injury, workers’ compensation, social security disability, employment law/ discrimination, and veterans law cases.

Roberts & Stevens Earns U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2023 “Best Law Firms” Rankings for Asheville

Roberts & Stevens is pleased to announce that it has earned U.S. News – Best Lawyers© 2023 “Best Law Firms” Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings for Asheville in the following practice areas:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Health Care
  • Litigation – Insurance
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers© “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Achieving a tiered ranking in U.S. News – Best Lawyers© “Best Law Firms” signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.

The 2023 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be viewed in their entirety by visiting  bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

Attorney Samantha Jenkins joins Roberts & Stevens law firm

Roberts & Stevens is pleased to announce that Samantha Jenkins has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Jenkins’ legal practice at Roberts & Stevens is concentrated in corporate and employment law.

Jenkins received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctor at Wake Forest University School of Law. While at Wake Forest, she served as the managing editor for the Journal of Law and Policy and worked in the Community Law and Business Clinic, providing transactional and consultative legal services to assist small businesses, nonprofits and startups.

A native of North Carolina, Jenkins said she is excited to make Asheville her new home.

No matter the complexity, Roberts & Stevens delivers outstanding service and conscientious legal work performed by experienced and well-prepared lawyers who put their client’s interests first.

Roberts & Stevens is one of the largest law firms in Western North Carolina and serves clients across the state in a wide variety of industries, ranging from large corporations and governmental entities to family-owned companies, small businesses, and individuals. To learn more, visit www.roberts-stevens.com.