• Don't Miss the Deadline! Call TODAY!

    ACA Enrollment Ends Dec. 15

    If you need help getting insurance through the ACA, free, in-person assistance is available. Have questions? We can help!

    Make an appointment online or by phone: 1-855-733-3711. Free events are also happening across WNC in November. Special thanks to Mission Health for producing this video – link below.

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    Matthew Desmond Inspires, Engages at Poverty Forum

    More than 1,000 people came to UNCA to hear the Pulitzer Prize Winner speak about the connection between housing and poverty. 

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    We Need Your Help!

    State funding cuts of more than half a million dollars mean that thousands may have to be turned away. Please help us provide the free legal services our low-income neighbors need so desperately. 

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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 2016



million secured in quantifiable benefits for our clients in 2016



local attorneys volunteer their services to assist PLS clients



victims of domestic violence and their children helped in 2016

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

Dec. 12 Expunction Clinic

Do you need help clearing a criminal record? Pisgah Legal Services is providing a free expunction clinic on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the Arthur R. Edington Center in Asheville. Pre-registration is REQUIRED by Nov. 30th. The clinic will include a…


ACA Not Dead Yet! Get the Health Insurance You Need.

Read this article about the Affordable Care Act in the Citizen-Times and find out how you can get covered with free help from trained, in-person assisters at Pisgah Legal Services.


WNC Open Enrollment Anxiety

Listen to this interview on Blue Ridge Public Radio with a local woman who needs health insurance through the ACA and Pisgah Legal Managing Attorney Jackie Kiger. Open Enrollment starts Nov. 1 and free, in-person help is available! Make an…