• Tickets on Sale Aug. 15th

    Making Ends Meet: Women and Poverty in WNC

    Join us on October 4 to hear Dr. Kathryn Edin speak about the relationship between women and poverty at the 8th Annual Poverty Forum. Kathryn Edin is a Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University and author of "$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America."

    Making Ends Meet: Women and Poverty in WNC
  • Affordable Care Act Under Attack

    With funds for ACA Navigators in North Carolina just cut by 85%, Pisgah Legal expects to lose $180,000 per year in government funding. Pisgah Legal Services seeks replacement funding to continue to help people in WNC who desperately need health care. Learn more from Blue Ridge Public Radio.

    Meanwhile, a lawsuit in Texas claims that the ACA is unconstitutional. Watch this WLOS story to see how important health insurance is to clients like Josh (R) and also hear from PLS Managing Attorney Jackie Kiger.

    Affordable Care Act Under Attack
  • Your Gift Will Be Matched!

    Help Undocumented Children Today!

    Did you know that Pisgah Legal assists unaccompanied minors that are placed with relatives or foster families in WNC? They are families like Magdalena and her little sister, Elizabeth.

    Read Their Story
    Help Undocumented Children Today!
  • 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.

    Find Out More
    From the Mountains to the Sea
  • Summer Interns Get Hands-On Experience

    College and law school students are spending their summers learning about poverty law at Pisgah Legal and helping people in need.

    Learn more
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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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.

Do you need help from Pisgah Legal Services? Call (828)253-0406 or toll-free at (800)489-6144


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

Aug. 30 Postero Benefit for Pisgah Legal

Foodies Rejoice! On Thursday, August 30 Postero in Hendersonville will be hosting a benefit for Pisgah Legal that features a four-course, prix fixe menu of: filet of beef, scallops, roasted peach & bourbon ice cream, and more… Check out the mouth-watering menu, and get...


Lawsuit Attacks Constitutionality of ACA

A new lawsuit in Texas is claiming that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. People with pre-existing conditions are especially fearful of losing their health care. In this WLOS story, see how important health insurance is to one of...


Pisgah Legal to Lose $180k/year in ACA Funding

Despite high demand for people in WNC who need help signing up for health insurance, Pisgah Legal Services is in danger of losing funds for Affordable Care Act work. Find out more in this interview with Pisgah Legal Managing Attorney...