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Edward L. Bleynat Jr. - Asheville, NC

67 Charlotte Street Asheville, NC 28801

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Updated: 09/12/2022

Asheville Business Litigation Lawyer


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...

About Edward L. Bleynat Jr.

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Major Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Construction and Contract Law


  • 95%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner


Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1989
  • Tennessee, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1992

Other Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association (Member)
  • 28th Judicial District Bar (Member)
  • Harry C. Martin Chapter of the American Inns of Court (Master of the Bench)


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1989
    Honors: With Honors
  • Clemson University., 1986
    B.S. (Financial Management)
    Honors: magna cum laude

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Past Positions

  • Edward L. Bleynat, Attorney and Counselor at Law, 1997 - 2001
  • Russell & King, PA, Associate, 1995 - 1997
  • Adams Kleemeier Hagan Hannah & Fouts, PLLC, Associate, 1991 - 1995
  • Hon. James G. Exum Jr., Chief Justice, Supreme Court of North Carolina, Law Clerk, 1989 - 1991

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lawyer Representative and Captain, Sawbones v. Jawbones
  • Doctor-Lawyer basketball fundraiser for Western Carolina Medical Society and Pisgah Legal Services
  • Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer serving clients through Pisgah Legal Services, 1995 - Present
  • Past President, Board Chair, and Board Member, Lake Logan Episcopal Center
  • Past Board Member and Secretary, Carolina Day School, Asheville
  • Past Middle School Basketball Coach, Carolina Day School, Asheville
  • Past YMCA Basketball Coach
  • Asheville City League Basketball and Volleyball
  • Current Member and Past Chair of the Trustees of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina


Other Sources of Feedback About Edward L. Bleynat Jr.

Included on the 2024 North Carolina list

Past Lists

  • 2023 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Edward L. Bleynat Jr. on Super Lawyers


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, 2013 - 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Section and Land Use and Zoning Section, since 2020
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, since 2019
  • The MAVL Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award (1998)
  • Best Law Firms since 2019

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Office Information


67 Charlotte Street Asheville, NC 28801


  • (828) 251-2214

Accepts Credit Cards


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