• Now Through Dec. 31st

    Justice for Women Giving Challenge

    Make a gift to help women and children in need, and your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar!

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  • Thank You for Attending!

    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.

    Forum Informs, Inspires Crowd
  • pathways to prevention

    New Plan Aims to Stop Violence and Abuse

    Pisgah Legal is working in partnership with other nonprofits to prevent domestic violence, sexual abuse and child maltreatment. Their new plan is now available.

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  • New Strategy to Prevent Homelessness

    Pisgah Legal staff and volunteer attorneys are working inside the Buncombe County Courthouse to help people on the verge of eviction. Read about it in the Fall Newsletter.

    Learn more
  • Featured in WNC Magazine

    Pisgah Legal Celebrates 40 Years of Advocacy and Compassion

    This Fall, WNC Magazine is highlighting the work of Pisgah Legal Services and it's 40th Anniversary. Read it here.

    Pisgah Legal Celebrates 40 Years of Advocacy and Compassion
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

Pisgah Legal is Part of Pathway to Prevention

Pisgah Legal Services, along with Our VOICE, Helpmate and the Mountain Child Advocacy Center, is proud to be part of a collaborative effort to address and prevent domestic violence, sexual violence and child maltreatment. Thanks to a groundbreaking grant from Community Foundation of WNC’s Women for...


Poverty Forum Keynote Speaker Interview on BPR

If you missed this year’s Poverty Forum, or want to hear more about keynote speaker Kathryn Edin’s research, you can listen to this interview with BPR’s Matt Bush on Blue Ridge Public Radio.  When Kathryn Edin was studying poverty in...


Beer and Bites on Oct. 23 at Wicked Weed Brewing

Join us on Tuesday, October 23 from noon-2:00 pm at Wicked Weed Brewing (91 Biltmore Ave, in downtown Asheville) and enjoy a sampling of small plates and old-world style beers in their private tasting room. A suggested donation of $15...