• Help is Available

    Stand Against Domestic Violence

    Pisgah Legal Services is one of the partner agencies working with Buncombe County to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault, prevent domestic violence homicides and make our community a safer place for all our citizens.

    How does legal aid make a difference?

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  • Thanks to Amplify Pisgah & Pisgah Brewing!

    Concert Supports Pisgah Legal

    You won’t want to miss June 21st with music legends Bruce Hornsby and Ricky Skaggs – AND ticket sales benefit the work of Pisgah Legal Services.

    Get Tickets!
  • Wednesday, October 5th

    Marian Wright Edelman: Keynote Speaker for Poverty Forum

    The Founder and President of the Children’s Defense Fund comes to Asheville this October as the keynote speaker for Pisgah Legal’s 6th Annual Poverty Forum.

    More Info
  • Clerks Assist Attorneys, Gain Experience

    Law Clerks Get Hands-On Experience

    Students from law schools around the state are spending their summers learning about poverty law at Pisgah Legal and serving people who need legal aid.

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    The Good that You Can Do

    Make a tax-deductible gift to Pisgah Legal Service and change the lives of local people for the better.

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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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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 2015



million secured in quantifiable benefits for our clients in 2015



local attorneys volunteer their services to assist PLS clients



victims of domestic violence and their children helped in 2015

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


Summer Newsletter 2016

How did a local woman and her young son escape homelessness with help from Pisgah Legal Services? Which attorneys were recently recognized for their outstanding pro bono work? Who was honored at the Jazz for Justice celebration? All of these…


Oct. 5th – Save the Date!

President and Founder of the Children’s Defense Fund Marian Wright Edelman will be the keynote speaker at Pisgah Legal’s 6th Annual Poverty Forum. More info here…


New Partnerships in Henderson County

Pisgah Legal Services and Blue Ridge Community Health Services will collaborate in a medical legal partnership to attack the root cause of health-harming social conditions affecting low-income people in Henderson County. This partnership is an expansion of the HEALS program….