• Why Expand Medicaid?

    The NC General Assembly recently reconvened, considering bills in the House to expand Medicaid, a move that could help hundreds of thousands of low-income people in the state. Pisgah Legal Managing Attorney Jackie Kiger offers some insight in this WLOS news story.

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  • What's Not to Love?

    On February 12th, join us at Ginger's Revenge for delicious ginger beer, French Broad Chocolates and yummy bites from Ghan Shan Station.

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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.

  • 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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    What Difference Does Legal Aid Make?
  • 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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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.

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 2017
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

All You Need is Love… & Justice

Show your love for Pisgah Legal by joining us for a benefit event featuring multiple pairings of  refreshing ginger beer from Ginger’s Revenge with small bites from Gan Shan Station and tasty treats from French Broad Chocolates. Tuesday, February 12th...


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...