Best Lawyers in America Honors Ferikes Bleynat & Cannon Partners in 2024

The newly merged firm of Ferikes Bleynat & Cannon is proud to share with you that Joseph Ferikes, Edward Bleynat, and William Cannon, Jr., have been included in 30th Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Joe has been continuously listed in the Litigation – Real Estate since 2018, and is named the 2024 Asheville Metropolitan Area Lawyer of the Year in this practice section. Ed Bleynat is included in the Commercial Litigation Section, the Litigation – Land Use and Zoning Section, the Litigation – Real Estate Section, and the Litigation – Insurance Section. This is Ed’s fifth appearance on the Best Lawyers list. Bill Cannon is enjoying his first year named to the list in four sections: Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Litigation – Real Estate, and Municipal Law. 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. Bill Cannon is an AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer, is named to Super Lawyers North Carolina, and is the former President of the Georgia State Bar. Ed and Joe have been practicing law together since 2001 and were joined by Bill Cannon and is Waynesville firm in 2022.

Ferikes Bleynat & Cannon, PLLC serves clients in Western North Carolina and beyond from their offices in Asheville and Waynesville.

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