Community Involvement

Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore, P.A. has a strong tradition of service. From among its lawyers have come a President of the North Carolina State Bar, three presidents of the 28th Judicial District Bar, and a recipient of the Buncombe County Bar's Centennial Award for outstanding community service.


We have supported many local organizations, including the University of North Carolina at Asheville. In addition, the law firm's attorneys serve on numerous committees and boards of nonprofit organizations. A list of the community organizations that have benefited over the years from such service include:

  • The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
  • Buncombe County Partnership for Children
  • Hospitality House
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Jewish Community Center
  • Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry
  • YMCA of Western North Carolina
  • Pisgah Legal Services
  • Liberty Corner Enterprises
  • Legal Services of North Carolina
  • Lewis Rathbun Wellness Center
  • Carolina Day School
  • WNC Jewish Federation
  • Care Partners
  • Caring for Children
  • Mission St. Joseph's Health System
  • United Way of Buncombe County
  • United Way of Asheville
  • Western North Carolina Public Radio


By participating in the Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer Program of Pisgah Legal Services, the firm's attorneys also provide free legal services to clients who would otherwise be unable to obtain legal counsel.