Partners Included in 2024 North Carolina Super Lawyers

The attorneys and staff at Ferikes Bleynat & Cannon wish to congratulate Edward Bleynat and William Cannon, Jr. for their recognition in the 2024 edition of North Carolina Super Lawyers. 

Ed Bleynat is recognized in the categories of Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, General Litigation, Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff, Real Estate: Business, and Real Estate: Consumer.  He has been continuously recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers since 2019.  

Bill Cannon is recognized in the categories of Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, and Personal Injury.  He has been recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers since 2013. 

Both lawyers have received top recognition at Best Lawyers in America and Martindale Hubbell, and are intrinsically involved in the Harry C. Martin Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

Super Lawyers rates lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Super Lawyers selection process can be found here:  

The lawyers at Ferikes Bleynat & Cannon serve clients throughout Western North Carolina in the areas of real estate litigation, construction, foreclosure defense, personal injury, and disputes related to businesses and contracts from offices centrally located in Asheville & Waynesville.  To find out more about the 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.