• Insured for the First Time in 5 Years

    From WLOS NEWS 13: After an hour at Pisgah Legal, Wesley Grooms had a health insurance plan.”I was completely relieved. I haven’t felt that good as far as health care goes in five years,” said Grooms. Watch the full story here.

    Call 1-855-733-3711 to make an appointment before the Dec. 15 sign-up deadline.

  • Your Gift Can Make a Real Difference

    We Need Your Help!

    State funding cuts of more than half a million dollars mean that thousands may have to be turned away. Please help us provide the free legal services our low-income neighbors need so desperately.

    Gifts made by Dec. 31 will be matched by generous donors!

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Who We Are

Who We Are

We are a nonprofit that provides free civil legal aid to the most vulnerable people in WNC: disadvantaged children, seniors, at risk families & domestic violence victims.


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Donate Now

Make a tax-deductible contribution to Pisgah Legal Services and know that your donation is going to help local people right here in our mountains.




We need you! Whether you are a lawyer or a member of the community who wants to give back, there are many different ways that you can get involved.


Our Impact on Western North Carolina



people from across the mountains helped by Pisgah Legal in 2016



million secured in quantifiable benefits for our clients in 2016



local attorneys volunteer their services to assist PLS clients



victims of domestic violence and their children helped in 2016

We are Pisgah Legal Services

Pat & Phil Smith

Pat and Phil are Co-Chairs of the PLS Endowment Campaign. Phil is an attorney with The Van Winkle Law Firm, and Pat is the retired executive director of CFWNC.

Joanne Gaylord

Joanne's friendly face is often the first folks see as they enter the Asheville office. She has been Pisgah Legal's receptionist for 15 years.

Lyn & Tom Leslie

Lyn & Tom are long-time supporters of Pisgah Legal Services and owners of Leslie and Associates. They are lead supporters of The Children's Law Project.

Russell Shuler

Russell is an advertising veteran, with 30+ years experience as an art/creative director. He uses his creative expertise to help raise funds for Pisgah Legal.

John Noor

John is an attorney at Roberts & Stevens who also volunteers pro bono as a MAVL attorney with Pisgah Legal, helping survivors escape domestic violence.

Latest News & Events

The 2017 Winter Newsletter is Here!

The new newsletter is hitting mail boxes this week, but you can read it first here. It includes Melissa’s story, a Pisgah Legal client who went from being almost homeless to now being a homeowner, a message from our Executive…


Last Chance Events, Final Days for ACA Open Enrollment

The Affordable Care Act is still the law and consumers can shop the Marketplace during the shortened Open Enrollment period to select 2018 coverage. Time is running out as plan selections have to be made by December 15th in order…


Dec. 12 Expunction Clinic

Do you need help clearing a criminal record? Pisgah Legal Services is providing a free expunction clinic on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the Arthur R. Edington Center in Asheville. Pre-registration is REQUIRED by Nov. 30th. The clinic will include a…