• Now Through Dec. 31st

    Give Now and Double Your Impact!

    Make a gift by the end of the year and your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by generous donors! Find out more about the Justice for Women Giving Challenge.

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    Forum Informs, Inspires Crowd

    A large crowd of 700+ people came to hear Princeton Sociologist Kathryn Edin speak about struggles low-income people face at Pisgah Legal's 8th Annual Poverty Forum.

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    What Difference Does Legal Aid Make?

    A lawyer's intervention can keep a family's difficult situation from spiraling into a tragedy. How?

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    Pisgah Legal Celebrates 40 Years of Advocacy and Compassion

    WNC Magazine is highlighting the work of Pisgah Legal Services and our 40th Anniversary.

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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.

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

Coming Back Home to Serve

PLS lawyer James Gorsuch returned home after college to serve the people in his community of Hendersonville. “Both of my parents are school teachers who taught me that you not only work for your paycheck, but for the betterment of your...


Giving Back to His Community

Casey Steen, a Transylvania County native, is a PLS attorney who is committed to making life better for people living in poverty. Read a recent article in the Transylvania Times about Casey and the work he is doing at Pisgah Legal Services.


How Changes in the Tax Law Affect Charitable Giving

Join us for an update and hear from local experts. Monday, December 17  at 5:30 pm PLS, 62 Charlotte Street, Asheville Light refreshments will be served. The panel includes Jacqui Friedrich, Altavista; Sheryl Aikman, CFWNC, and James Bailey, Esq., Dixon Hughes....