• PLS Serves 4,300+ People with Housing Needs Annually

    New Approaches to Housing Crisis

    The Citizen-Times continues their coverage of the housing crisis in Asheville. Quoted in the article is PLS Managing Attorney Robin Merrell.

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  • Please Give Today

    Make the Most of Your Gift!

    Give to Pisgah Legal Services by Dec. 31st and generous donors will match your donation dollar-for-dollar! You can double the impact of your gift!

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  • Free Help is Available

    Need Health Insurance Starting Jan.1st? Dec. 15th is Your Deadline to Sign Up!

    Do you have questions about choosing affordable, quality health insurance? We can help with free, unbiased, in-person assistance.

    ACA Open Enrollment runs from Nov. 1st – Jan. 31st, but if you need coverage to start on Jan. 1st you much enroll by Dec. 15th. Get help today!

    More Info Here
  • Local Attorney Works to Stop “Revenge Porn”

    Attorney John Noor, of Roberts & Stevens, P.A., is working to educate the public about and help stop “revenge porn.” Revenge porn is a weapon often used by abusers to humiliate, control and embarrass their victims. John also regularly volunteers pro bono with Pisgah Legal Services to aid domestic violence victims. Read more in Asheville Citizen-Times.

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  • One in four NC children

    More NC Children Living in Poverty

    According to a new study, the numbers have increased by 25 percent since 2008.

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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


Dec. 1st is Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and…


Shop for A Great Cause

Shop for handmade gift items from artisans around the world and make a difference globally and locally with your holiday shopping. Ten Thousand Villages in AshevilleMonday, November 30th – Friday, December 11th Mention Pisgah Legal Services at the checkout counter…


Bah, Humbug! Enjoy A Special Christmas Carol Production AND Support Pisgah Legal Dec. 12-13th.

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”  ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol Bclip Productions has partnered with Central United Methodist Church and NewSong Music to present a staged dramatic performance of Charles…