• Coffee for a Great Cause!

    2017 Java for Justice

    Wake up and smell the coffee at Java for Justice on Friday, April 21st.

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  • You Can Help!

    One Immigration Lawyer for 17 Mountain Counties

    Pisgah Legal Services is being flooded with calls by worried immigrants and their families who are concerned about changing immigration policy. A generous donor has issued a $20,000 challenge grant to help meet demand.

    Learn More
  • Thank You!

    Celebrating Friends and Supporters

    A good time was had by all! See what happened and who attended this year’s fabulous Jazz for Justice event.  

    Pics & More
  • Serving Low-Income People Across WNC

    New Office Open in Madison County

    Pisgah Legal Services opens a new office in Marshall to serve folks in Madison County. Read about it in this news article.

    More Info
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.


Donate Now

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

Jazz for Justice: An Evening of Celebration

2017 Jazz for Justice was truly a celebration. Read more here in the Biltmore Beacon article by Mark-Ellis Bennett. Special thanks to Jesse Kitt Photography for the wonderful photo above and the photos in the article. 


Hot off the Presses

Pisgah Legal Services’ new annual report has just arrived. Find out how we are making a difference in the lives of people in our mountain region. Read it online here, or contact Brent McKnight (828-210-3405) to get on our mailing list, and…


Health Care Reform and Seniors Town Hall

POSTPONED!  “Health Care Reform and Seniors” was to be held on Wednesday, March 29th at New Hope Presbyterian Church (3070 Sweeten Creek Road) in South Asheville  – – however given that the ACA repeal bill has been pulled, we decided…