• Attorneys Give Back Through Pro Bono Work

    Local attorneys were recently recognized for outstanding pro bono work they do through Pisgah Legal Services.

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  • Coffee for a Great Cause!

    2015 Java for Justice

    Wake up and smell the coffee at Java for Justice on Friday, April 24th.

    Details Here
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    Art for Justice

    On May 14th, come to The Cotton Mill Studios to meet some of the area’s most talented artisans and show your support for Pisgah Legal Services.

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  • Thank you, ACA Navigator Volunteers!

    These special folks selflessly volunteer their time to help local people sign up for health insurance.

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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.


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 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


Affordable Housing Crisis in Asheville, WNC

The Citizen-Times has recently published a series of articles about the affordable housing crisis in Asheville. Every day Pisgah Legal Services receives calls for help from people in Asheville, and throughout WNC, who are struggling with this very issue. Last…


Art for Justice Benefit May 14th

On May 14th, you can meet local artists of the River Arts District, enjoy great food and cocktails, and purchase beautiful artwork all in the name of helping support the good work of Pisgah Legal Services. Get tickets and find…


Life for NC’s Poor Not Improving

A new study by the Budget & Tax Center, a project of the NC Justice Center, finds that despite the economic recovery, poverty in North Carolina has remained the same or worsened. Read more…