Joe Ferikes and Ed Bleynat Included in Best Lawyers in America 2020

We are pleased to share that its Partners have been included in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Joe Ferikes has been included continuously since 2018, and Ed Bleynat makes his first appearance on the list in 2020.

Joe Ferikes began his practice in 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia, representing such entities as the County of Dekalb. He has been a private practice trial lawyer since 1981 and was a solo practitioner until forming Ferikes & Bleynat in 2001. Joe has been included in the Best Lawyers in America Litigation – Real Estate section since 2018.

Ed Bleynat is an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell and is included to the North Carolina Super Lawyers lists. He enjoys fellowship in the Harry C. Martin Chapter of the American Inns of Court, where he is its immediate past president. He holds licenses to practice in North Carolina and Tennesee. He and Joe Ferikes have been practicing law together since 2001. Ed is included in the Litigation – Real Estate and in the Litigation – Land Use and Zoning sections of Best Lawyer in America.

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We are an Asheville-based law firm serving clients in Western North Carolina. The firm creates lasting resolutions to conflict and crisis and also provides negotiation and mediation services. As legal professionals, the partners welcome referrals of real estate and construction matters, foreclosures, personal injury, business and contract disputes. To find out more about the Ferikes & Bleynat firm, visit their website at