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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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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 2014



million secured in quantifiable benefits for our clients in 2014



local attorneys volunteer their services to assist PLS clients



victims of domestic violence and their children helped in 2014

We are Pisgah Legal Services

Pat & Phil Smith

Pat and Phil Smith 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.

Yolanda Bopp

Yolanda is a beloved Latina leader in the region. She helps low-income immigrants meet their most basic needs, and has been a legal assistant for PLS since 2002.

Don & Marjorie Locke

Don and Marjorie are local activists in Asheville and long-time supporters of PLS. Don is also former President of the PLS Board of Directors.

Tom Siekman

Tom is a board member of Pisgah Legal Services. A retired corporate lawyer, he also volunteers as a MAVL attorney providing advice to clients on Pisgah’s Hotline.

Ray Reiser

Ray is a retired attorney who volunteers each week to prevent unlawful evictions and foreclosures and help clients with consumer issues.

Latest News & Events


Summer 2015 Newsletter

How is Pisgah Legal Services helping residents of the Alpine Woods Resort with their struggle for decent and affordable housing? Read all about it, and much more, in our most recent newsletter.


PLS Awarded Women for Women Grant

On Tuesday, May 19th, Pisgah Legal Services was awarded a $90,000 grant from the Women For Women Giving Circle of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. These funds will be used to expand PLS’ work to stop domestic violence…


June 29th Concert on the Quad

The Malpass Brothers will be performing retro country tunes on Monday, June 29th as part of the UNCA Asheville “Concert on the Quad” series. This free event is sponsored by Will Morris. The music begins at 7pm and guests are…