• Save the Date!

    Celebrate with Us on April 11th!

    Mark your calendar now for our annual Jazz for Justice Celebration. Details to come, and tickets on sale soon!

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    ACA Health Insurance Still in Place

    Despite the recent ruling by a Texas judge challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the law – and ACA health insurance – remain in effect. Read more about the ruling using the link below. If you have a question about your ACA health insurance, contact Pisgah Legal by calling (828) 210-3404.

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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?

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  • Free help is available

    One in Five Families Has Unclaimed Money. Does Yours?

    The Earned Income Tax Credit can mean more money in your pocket. Have your family’s tax form prepared by trained volunteers certified by the IRS. Those making less than $54,000/year may quality. Make an appointment by calling 210-3785. Special thanks to Wells Fargo for supporting this program.

  • We live in a caring community

    A Happy New Year, Thanks to YOU!

    Thanks to generous members of our community, we are happy to report that we successfully met our Justice for Women Giving Challenge. If you made a gift, we sincerely thank you. And if you want to give, but haven't yet, start your new year off by making a gift you'll feel great about.

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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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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

PLS Helps Rutherford County Secure Revitalization Grant

PLS staffers Nikki Mitchell, Latoya Gardner and Robin Merrell, in partnership with city leadership and nonprofits, helped secure a $631,667 grant to fund major improvements for 19 homes in Rutherford County, thus ensuring low-income homeowners can make needed repairs and...


Will Parz: PLS Volunteer Attorney Uses Retirement to Serve Fellow Veterans

When “Frank”, a homeless veteran suffering from mental health issues, reached out to Pisgah Legal Services for help, he couldn’t have known that the volunteer lawyer helping him was a veteran himself, Will Parz. “I met with Frank and we...


Thirsty Monk Donates a Portion of Pour

From now until the batch is sold out, the Thirsty Monk will donate a portion of every pour of their newest selection, Monk’s Cottage Belgian Dark Ale, to Pisgah Legal Services. So savor the richness of this delicious dark ale...