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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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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.

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Our Impact on Western North Carolina

people from across the mountains helped by Pisgah Legal in 2020
million secured in quantifiable benefits for our clients in 2020
local attorneys volunteer their services to assist PLS clients
victims of domestic violence and their children helped in 2020

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

Fight for Justice Today

Want to make a gift that will help people right here in Western North Carolina? Pisgah Legal Services assists more than 20,000 people/year and: stops domestic violence keeps families from becoming homeless ensures that those who are struggling can navigate...


Protect Your Home From Predatory Scams

Pisgah Legal consumer attorney Molly Maynard and Community & Economic Development Facilitator Ty Johnson discuss ways homeowners can be aware of and protect their home from predatory scams. This video is in conjunction with a series of articles in The...


Retiring PLS volunteer attorney Bill Christy is WLOS Person of the Week

For more than a decade, Pisgah Legal volunteer attorney Bill Christy worked with Olivia at no charge to help her in her times of need. Bill’s practice is in Black Mountain and Olivia lives in Tyron so they have only...