• You Can Help!

    We Stand for Justice. Join Us!

    For nearly 40 years, Pisgah Legal Services has stood and fought for the most vulnerable low-income people in WNC. We remain steadfast and committed to providing equal access to justice for our clients, but we can’t do it without your help.

    Please, stand with us! Make a gift or volunteer. Thank you!

    Make A Gift
  • Now through Jan. 31, 2017

    ACA Open Enrollment Continues

    The Affordable Care Act is still law, and the Marketplace is open.

    We can help. Whether it’s your first time signing up for health insurance on the Marketplace or you need to change a current plan, our trained assisters will help you and your family – and it’s free!

    How is Pisgah Legal helping?  Read it in the Citizen-Times.

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  • A Reason to Smile!

    Shop AND Support Pisgah Legal

    Do you shop on Amazon? You can use your Amazon purchases to support Pisgah Legal Services — at no additional cost to you! Click below for easy instructions about how to set up and use Amazon Smile.

    It's Easy! Learn How!
  • 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.

    Read About It
  • Oh, what a night!

    Marian Wright Edelman Inspires Record Crowd

    The October 5th Poverty Forum with Marian Wright Edelman was the largest event in Pisgah Legal Services’ history with 1,250+ tickets sold! Thank you for being a part of this special night.

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  • Shop Local for Social Justice

    Shop at Ten Thousand Villages from now through Dec. 9th – mention Pisgah Legal Services at check-out and a portion of your purchase will be donated to us.

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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


Winter Newsletter 2016

In this issue: Find out how this family found a better home with help from Pisgah Legal Services. Plus, read about what happened at our sold-out Poverty Forum with Marian Wright Edelman, our new office in Madison County and much…


Dec. 10 – See You on Charlotte Street!

What GREAT neighbors! Shop and dine on Charlotte Street in Asheville on Sat. Dec. 10th and 10% of your purchases will benefit Pisgah Legal Services. Special thanks to our participating neighbors on Charlotte Street for making this possible! They are:…


Holiday Closings

Pisgah Legal Services will be closed on the following days: November 24-25, December 26-27, 2016 and January 2, 2017.