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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.
Ed engages in the general practice of law, focusing on business litigation, civil litigation, major personal injury, real estate litigation, and construction and contract law.
Ed is actively involved in a variety of church, civic and community activities as a director, a trustee or a volunteer.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyer, Litigation - Real Estate||Best Lawyers in America||2020|
|Best Lawyer, Litigation - Land Use and Zoning||Best Lawyers in America||2020|
|AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||America's Top 100 Attorneys||2017|
|The MAVL Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award||28th Judicial District Bar||1998|
|Partner||Ferikes & Bleynat PLLC||2001 - Present|
|Sole Practioner||Edward Bleynat||1997 - 2001|
|Law Clerk to Hon. James G. Exum Jr., Chief Justice||Supreme Court of North Carolina||1989 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Harry C. Martin Chapter of the American Inns of Court||Member||2010 - Present|
|Tennessee State Bar||Member||1991 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association||Member||1989 - Present|
|28th Judicial District Bar||Member||1989 - Present|
|North Carolina State Bar||Member||1989 - Present|
|University of North Carolina School of Law||JD||1989|
|Clemson University||BS - Financial Management||1986|
|Price and Price Mechanical of N.C., Inc. v. Miken Corp|
|TD Bank, N.A. v. Mirabella|
|Douglas v. McVicker|
|Synovus Bank v. Karp|
|Murphy v. Glafenhein|
|Hopkins v. Ciba-Geigy Corp.|
|Mickles vs. Duke Power Company|
|G.P. Publications, Inc. vs. Quebecor Printing-St. Paul, Inc.|
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