• Coffee for a Great Cause!

    2015 Java for Justice

    Wake up and smell the coffee at Java for Justice on Friday, April 24th.

    Details Here
  • Thank you, ACA Navigator Volunteers!

    These special folks selflessly volunteer their time to help local people sign up for health insurance.

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    2015 Jazz for Justice Celebration

    A good time was had by all at Pisgah Legal Services’ annual gathering.

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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.


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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 2014



million secured in quantifiable benefits for our clients in 2014



local attorneys volunteer their services to assist PLS clients



victims of domestic violence and their children helped in 2014

We are Pisgah Legal Services

Pat & Phil Smith

Pat and Phil Smith 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.

Yolanda Bopp

Yolanda is a beloved Latina leader in the region. She helps low-income immigrants meet their most basic needs, and has been a legal assistant for PLS since 2002.

Don & Marjorie Locke

Don and Marjorie are local activists in Asheville and long-time supporters of PLS. Don is also former President of the PLS Board of Directors.

Tom Siekman

Tom is a board member of Pisgah Legal Services. A retired corporate lawyer, he also volunteers as a MAVL attorney providing advice to clients on Pisgah’s Hotline.

Ray Reiser

Ray is a retired attorney who volunteers each week to prevent unlawful evictions and foreclosures and help clients with consumer issues.

Latest News & Events


April 24th Java for Justice

Enjoy a great cup of coffee at an area coffee shop AND support a great cause on Friday, April 24th. It’s our annual Java for Justice event. Come out to a participating shop, volunteer to spread the word about Pisgah…


Read All About It In Our Latest Annual Report

Pisgah Legal Services’ 2014 Annual Report will be in mailboxes soon but you can read it here first! Check it out online.


Special Enrollment for Health Insurance During Tax Season

Even though ACA Open Enrollment has officially ended, you may still qualify to purchase health insurance with financial assistance through the NC Health Insurance Marketplace for a one-time special enrollment period during tax season. Available March 15 – April 30,…