• Thursday, May 30th

    Does Justice Matter to You?

    Are you interested in the work of Pisgah Legal Services and want to learn more? Join us on May 30th for an interactive tour at our Asheville office.

    Find out more
  • Save the Date

    Mark Your Calendar for October 3rd

    Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Civil Rights Activist Jose Antonio Vargas is this year's keynote speaker for Pisgah Legal's annual Poverty Forum. More details to come!

    Mark Your Calendar for October 3rd
  • Thank You!

    Attorneys Honored for Pro Bono Work

    Did you know that approximately 300 local attorneys volunteer their services free of charge to help Pisgah Legal clients? Find out more about these four lawyers who were recently honored for their outstanding and selfless service.

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  • More than Ever Before

    Last year Pisgah Legal Services helped more people in WNC than ever before - more than 16,800 of those in need. Read more about how legal aid can change the lives of people on the verge of homelessness, those escaping domestic violence and many more.

    2018 Annual Report
  • Fighting Evictions On the Front Lines

    A new program to help people who are on the verge of homelessness positions Pisgah Legal staff and volunteer attorneys just outside Buncombe County eviction court. Find out more in this Citizen-Times story or listen to WUNC's The State of Things Podcast.

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  • What a Fun Evening!

    Pisgah Legal's Jazz for Justice Celebration

    What happened and who was honored? View the photo gallery and get the details.

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  • See for Yourself

    What Difference Does Legal Aid Make?

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

    Watch This Video
    What Difference Does Legal Aid Make?
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 2018
million secured in quantifiable benefits for our clients in 2018
local attorneys volunteer their services to assist PLS clients
victims of domestic violence and their children helped in 2018

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

Four local attorneys recognized for exemplary pro bono service

The Buncombe County Bar will recognize four local attorneys for their exemplary pro bono service on May 15, 2019 at 12:30pm at Celine and Company in downtown Asheville. All attorneys honored at this event volunteer their time through our Mountain...


Justice Matters Tour

Join our JUSTICE MATTERS TOUR to find out how you can join  Pisgah Legal Services in standing for justice. This interactive tour delves into how Pisgah Legal addresses  domestic violence, housing, immigration, access to healthcare, and community economic development. Thursday,...


Young Professionals Happy Hour

Pisgah Legal’s Young Professionals Board invites other young professionals to join them for a happy hour on Thursday, May 9th from 5:30-7:30 at the Haywood Country Club on 662 Haywood Road in West Asheville! Attendees will enjoy opportunities for networking,...