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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 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


Winter 2014 Newsletter

In our most recent newsletter, you can read about Julia, and why she is encouraging others to sign up for health insurance. Also get the latest news from Executive Director Jim Barrett, highlights of the Poverty Forum with Sister Simone…


Christmas Carol Benefits PLS

Bclip Productions has partnered with Central, Skyland and Trinity United Methodist churches to present a staged dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Called “Three Spirits,” the multimedia production with live musical and video animation will take place at…


Pisgah Legal Open House

What’s new at Pisgah Legal? Join us for our upcoming Open House and find out. We will provide a light lunch and you can get the get the inside scoop about our ongoing work and new projects! The Open House…