• Celebrate with us!

    Join Us for Jazz for Justice!

    Don’t miss this evening of gourmet food, drinks and cocktails, and live music from The Rich Willey Jazz Band as we celebrate our amazing supporters and their stalwart leadership. This year we’ll be honoring Russell Shuler, Tom Siekman, and Bernice and Arnold Green. 

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  • Serving Low-Income People Across WNC

    New Year, New Location

    Pisgah Legal Services opens a new office in Marshall to serve folks in Madison County. Read about it and more in our Winter Newsletter.

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  • People Are Struggling in WNC

    Poverty Hidden in Plain Sight

    Read about a former Pisgah Legal client, and others, in this Asheville Citizen-Times series by Beth Walton about local people who are trying to escape poverty.

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  • Legal Aid Critical for Homeless Vets

    According to a new study from the Department of Veterans Affairs, at least five out of the top 10 problems leading to homelessness among veterans cannot be solved without legal help. Read about it in The Washington Post.

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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 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 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.

Joanne Gaylord

Joanne's friendly face is often the first folks see as they enter the Asheville office. She has been Pisgah Legal's receptionist for 15 years.

Lyn & Tom Leslie

Lyn & Tom are long-time supporters of Pisgah Legal Services and owners of Leslie and Associates. They are lead supporters of The Children's Law Project.

Russell Shuler

Russell is an advertising veteran, with 30+ years experience as an art/creative director. He uses his creative expertise to help raise funds for Pisgah Legal.

John Noor

John is an attorney at Roberts & Stevens who also volunteers pro bono as a MAVL attorney with Pisgah Legal, helping survivors escape domestic violence.

Latest News & Events

“Thank you ACA, you saved my daughter”

About 300 people congregated at Highland Brewing Co. Monday night for a locally-organized town hall meeting to discuss the ACA. Many individuals and families told stories of the impact the ACA has had on them and their families. Pisgah Legal…


Current Topics in Rental Housing CLE

Current Topics in Rental Housing CLE Thursday, March 30  |   11:30am-1:30pm Pisgah Legal Services, 62 Charlotte Street, Asheville Pisgah Legal Services’ Housing Program Director Ben Many will provide a CLE workshop on various issues related to assisting tenants of…


You Can Help Protect Immigrant Families

YOU CAN HELP PROTECT IMMIGRANT FAMILIES! Gifts made between NOW and April 30 will be matched dollar-for-dollar. Please consider making a gift TODAY. Fear, uncertainty and isolation. Many of our immigrant neighbors face extraordinary fear, uncertainty and isolation in the midst of…