Trial and Real Estate Litigator

Joseph A. Ferikes

Joe Ferikes began his practice in 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia, representing such entities as the County of Dekalb. In 1983, Joe and his wife moved back to their hometown of Asheville to continue his law practice and raise their family. He has been a private practice trial lawyer since 1981, and was a solo practitioner until forming Ferikes & Bleynat in 2001.

Joe’s representative clients include the Towns of Woodfin and Fletcher, North Carolina, as well as the ABC Boards for Fletcher, Woodfin and Black Mountain. Joe has been actively involved in the Greek community and has coached youth sports for more than 15 years.

Joe’s paralegal, Gigi Teague, has been with Joe since 1984. She began her career in the legal field in 1979. She assists firm attorneys in all matters of civil litigation, contractual transactions, real estate and personal injury.

Asheville Trial Lawyers

48 Patton Avenue, Suite 300
Asheville, NC 28801

Paralegal: Gigi Teague

Practice areas

  • Personal injury
  • Medical malpractice
  • Civil litigation
  • Municipal law



  • J.D., University of Alabama, 1974
  • B.A, Economics, North Carolina State University, 1970

Bar admissions

  • Georgia, 1974
  • North Carolina, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina

Professional memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 28th Judicial District Bar


  • Asheville native
  • Fluent in Greek

Asheville Trial Lawyers

Drhumor Building
48 Patton Avenue, #300
Historic Downtown Asheville


Ferikes & Bleynat, PLLC attorneys are strong legal advocates for clients in Asheville and throughout Buncombe County, Haywood County, Henderson County, Transylvania County, Madison County and Jackson County in North Carolina. We welcome out-of-state law firms seeking local counsel and stand ready to assist you.