• More than $8,000 Raised!

    From the Mountains to the Sea

    Anchor QEA engineer and cyclist Tony Hauser bikes from Asheville, NC to Charleston, SC in less than 24-hours to support Pisgah Legal Services.

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  • Help Us Help Immigrants Now

    Recent raids by ICE have many in WNC’s immigrant community living in fear, others wondering how they can help. Generous donors have issued a $40,000 challenge to raise funds for Pisgah Legal Services’ immigration work. Make a gift today to the “Justice for All” program and your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar!

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  • What A Fun Night!

    A Fantastic 40-Year Celebration

    More than 400 supporters and friends gathered for the Jazz for Justice Celebration on April 11 and paid tribute to those who make this important work possible.

    What Happened?
  • More From The New York Times and NPR

    Desmond Creates Database of Evictions in U.S.

    The Princeton sociologist who spoke at last year’s PLS Poverty Forum has created the first nationwide database that tracks evictions – using 83 million records so far. A new exhibit has also opened at Washington, D.C.’s National Building Museum is based on his Pulitzer Prize Winning book.

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  • Celebrating Our 40th Anniversary!

    Highlights of the Past 40 Years

    A lot has happened over Pisgah Legal’s 40-year history. Here are a few highlights of the work you make possible to increase access to justice and to improve life in Western North Carolina. 

    Read About It
  • Living Without Retirement Savings

    For many, the dream of retiring is just that – a  dream. Many seniors must continue to work in their “golden years” just to survive. As Baby Boomers age the problem is only getting worse. 

    Read It in The Atlantic
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 2017



million secured in quantifiable benefits for our clients in 2017



local attorneys volunteer their services to assist PLS clients



victims of domestic violence and their children helped in 2017

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

Spring Newsletter 2018

Find out here what Pisgah Legal is doing to serve immigrant families and how you can help, what happened at the 40th Anniversary Celebration, how a local cyclist rode from the mountains to the sea to support PLS, and much…


What do coffee and justice have in common?

What do coffee and justice have in common? Pisgah Legal Services. May 18th is the day your cup of coffee can do a whole lot more than just wake you up. Java for Justice is a fund- and friend-raising event…


New Exhibit Illustrates Impact of Evictions

A new exhibit at Washington, D.C.’s National Building Museum is based on Matthew Desmond’s book, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.” Desmond, a Pulitzer Prize winner, was last year’s speaker at the Pisgah Legal Services’ Poverty Forum. Hear…