• Pisgah Legal's 8th Poverty Forum

    Oct. 4th – Save the Date!

    Mark your calendar now for “Making Ends Meet: Women and Poverty in WNC” featuring Kathryn Edin, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and author of “$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America.” Tickets go on sale August 15. More details to come!

  • Grant Funds PLS Work $15,000/year for Three Years

    Working Together to Stop Abuse and Violence

    Pisgah Legal is pleased to be a part of a collaborative which – with generous support from the Women for Women Giving Circle of CFWNC – will work to address and prevent domestic violence, sexual violence, and child abuse. Read more in the Citizen-Times. (Citizen-Times photo) 

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  • More than $8,000 Raised!

    From the Mountains to the Sea

    Anchor QEA engineer and cyclist Tony Hauser bikes from Asheville, NC to Charleston, SC in less than 24-hours to support Pisgah Legal Services.

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  • Help Us Help Immigrants Now

    Recent raids by ICE have many in WNC’s immigrant community living in fear, others wondering how they can help. Generous donors have issued a $40,000 challenge to raise funds for Pisgah Legal Services’ immigration work. Make a gift today to the “Justice for All” program and your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar!

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  • What A Fun Night!

    A Fantastic 40-Year Celebration

    More than 400 supporters and friends gathered for the Jazz for Justice Celebration on April 11 and paid tribute to those who make this important work possible.

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  • Summer Interns Get Hands-On Experience

    College and law school students are spending their summers learning about poverty law at Pisgah Legal and helping people in need.

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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 2017



million secured in quantifiable benefits for our clients in 2017



local attorneys volunteer their services to assist PLS clients



victims of domestic violence and their children helped in 2017

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

Thank You to our Friends in Henderson County!

Marian Lowry was honored for her exceptional support and generosity to improve the lives of low-income people in WNC. Marian was joined by her grandson, Michael Drew, and his wife, Mandy. Martha Milcarek was honored for her exemplary volunteer service…


Spring Newsletter 2018

Find out here what Pisgah Legal is doing to serve immigrant families and how you can help, what happened at the 40th Anniversary Celebration, how a local cyclist rode from the mountains to the sea to support PLS, and much…


What do coffee and justice have in common?

What do coffee and justice have in common? Pisgah Legal Services. May 18th is the day your cup of coffee can do a whole lot more than just wake you up. Java for Justice is a fund- and friend-raising event…