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    Local Attorney Honored for Pro Bono Work

    Attorney Bryant D. Webster has been chosen as recipient of the 2015 William L. Thorp Pro Bono Award for his outstanding volunteer work with Pisgah Legal clients.

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    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Health Care Subsidies

    One local couple shares how the subsidies are helping them in their battle against cancer.

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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.




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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


More Support Needed for Civil Legal Aid

This month’s cover story of The American Lawyer is The Justice Gap: How Big Law is Failing Legal Aid,  and it focuses on the need for more support for civil legal aid for low-income people. From the article: “[I]n a…


Poverty Forum – Save the Date!

On Wednesday, October 14, Dr. Rishi Manchanda will serve as the keynote speaker for Pisgah Legal Services’ Annual Poverty Forum. Manchanda is an ‘upstreamist’ physician and public health innovator. His work and expertise focuses on systems design to improve primary…


ACA Navigator Volunteer Open House

You can help people in need of health insurance! Learn how to become an Affordable Care Act Navigator Volunteer! Learn more at the Volunteer Open House/Information Session:June 24th (5:30-6:45pm) OR July 10th (3-4:45pm) at the Pisgah Legal Services Office, 62…