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    Pisgah Legal is working to build wealth through homeownership in a historic African American neighborhood located in Rutherford County.

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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 2013



million secured in quantifiable benefits for our clients in 2013



local attorneys volunteer their services to assist PLS clients



victims of domestic violence and their children helped in 2013

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 Board President of Pisgah Legal Services. A retired corporate lawyer, also volunteers as a MAVL attorney providing advice to clients on Pisgah’s Hotline.

Ray Reiser

Ray is an Attorney Emeritus who volunteers each week to prevent unlawful evictions and foreclosures and help clients with consumer issues.

Latest News & Events


Art Exhibit to Benefit PLS

Alchemy Fine Art will be donating a portion of proceeds from their new show to PLS. The opening reception takes place on January 15th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at Alchemy Fine Art, 25 Rankin Avenue in Asheville. The show…


Pisgah Hosts MLK Day Insurance Enrollment Event

Need health insurance coverage for 2015? Pisgah Legal Services and Western Carolina Medical Society will have a free enrollment event for those interested on January 19th, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with both scheduled and walk-in navigator appointments from…


What Does It Cost NC to Not Expand Medicaid?

According to a new study, expanding Medicaid in North Carolina would lead to nearly $22 billion in increased business activity and add 43,000 more jobs to the Tar Heel State. The report—authored by researchers at George Washington University in Washington,…