• 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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  • 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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  • 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

Attorneys Work to Better their Communities

The Hendersonville Times-News features the incredible contributions of attorneys who volunteer with Pisgah Legal Services. Read all about it!


People Looking for Good Homes

This recent Citizen-Times article highlights Pisgah Legal’s work to help low-income people find decent, affordable housing. You can read it here.


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…