Pisgah Legal Says Goodbye to Our Friend Karl Straus

On September 6, we lost a dear friend, advocate and champion for justice.

Karl H. Straus was an Asheville attorney, community leader, philanthropist, and a founder of Pisgah Legal Services. In addition to serving as a PLS Board Member and Board Chair, Karl generously started the first endowment fund for Pisgah Legal Services at The Community Foundation of WNC.

Pisgah Legal’s “Board Emeritus Award” was inspired by Karl’s unprecedented service on the Board of Directors during multiple terms where he helped establish, sustain and expand the legal aid program.

We offer our sincere condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues at Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore, P.A.

Obituary for Karl H. Straus