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Ferikes Bleynat & Cannon, PLLC, is an established civil litigation law firm that protects the interests of injured and impacted individuals and resolves disputes faced by small businesses throughout Western North Carolina from our offices centrally located in both Asheville and Waynesville. Our trial attorneys build strong, trusted relationships with our clients and the community.

We provide legal solutions to you and your business for the problems that matter.
We believe it all matters.

We are committed to providing an exceptional client experience surrounding the service we provide and the personal attention we give to each and every individual's legal matters. We have earned the respect of our peers, the community, and legal governance in North Carolina and beyond. Our lawyers are recognized as AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rated Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell®, North Carolina and Michigan Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America.  They have served in bar governance, on the American Inns of Court, and in many community positions year over year.

We believe our best representation is to help you minimize risk and avoid being sued. Whether solving a contract disagreement, a commercial or residential real estate dispute, a construction-related issue, or obtaining just compensation for damages caused by another’s negligence, our trial lawyers protect you and your business in and out of court.

Regardless of the complexity of your case, our lawyers will work to resolve your legal issues in the most efficient and affordable manner possible, either through negotiation and settlement, trial, or appeal. We listen closely to your concerns and emphasize communication so you are equipped to make the most informed decisions at every stage of the legal process. Though we can often find common ground upon which to settle a matter when litigation is necessary we are ready to meet the challenge. We are fierce legal advocates who aggressively protect your interests whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant.

Practicing together since 2000, Joe Ferikes & Ed Bleynat joined forces with Bill Cannon and his Waynesville law firm in 2022 to form Ferikes Bleynat & Cannon, PLLC.  Now six lawyers strong, our lawyers provide more than a century of cumulative experience to help resolve your conflicts and protect your interests. To find out more about how we can help you, call us in Asheville at 828-251-1588, in Waynesville at 828-456-4800, or use a form on this website to get started.

Experienced, Respected Trial Lawyers

Joe Ferikes

Joseph A. Ferikes

Ed Bleynat

Edward L. Bleynat, Jr.

Bill Cannon

William E. Cannon, Jr.

Bill Decker

William W. Decker, Jr.

Tiffany Yates

Tiffany F. Yates


Business Matters

  • Contract Disputes
  • Infringement & Trade Secrets
  • Partnership & Board of directors disputes
  • Non-compete disputes
  • Sales & Mergers
  • Contracts & Leases
  • Corporations & Partnerships

Real Estate Matters

  • Lender Liability
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Eminent Domain, Zoning, Land Use
  • Titles, Liens, Boundaries, and Easements

Torts & Negligence

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Abuse & Negligence
  • Slander and Defamation
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Animal Bites

Construction Matters

  • Breach of contract
  • Construction defects
  • Residential Construction Liability Act (RCLA)
  • Collections

Transactional Matters

  • Business Mergers & Sales
  • Contracts, Leases & Agreements
  • Corporations, LLCs & Partnerships

Consumer Protection Law

  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Loan Modifications
  • Consumer Finance: Credit Cards, Banking
  • Products Liability
  • Unfair and deceptive commercial practices