Ashton Pouliot


Ashton Pouliot

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Attorney Pouliot is an associate with Carter DeYoung, joining the firm in October 2015. Attorney Pouliot was admitted to practice in Massachusetts in 2012.

Attorney Pouliot is a cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts of Massachusetts at Amherst (2008) and a cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts School of Law at Dartmouth (2012), where he received the Dean’s Service Award and the Dean’s Fellow Award. While at the University Of Massachusetts School Of Law, Attorney Pouliot was a Pro-Bono Tutor, served as a Teaching Assistant in Constitutional Law, and worked in the Community Development Clinic. He also served on the Editorial Board for the Law Review.

Since 2012, Attorney Pouliot served as a Judicial Fellow and as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Judges of the Probate and Family Court. Specifically, Attorney Pouliot served in the Barnstable, Bristol, Norfolk and Plymouth divisions. In this capacity, he researched and advised the justices on application of case and statutory law to pending cases; drafted memoranda interpreting unique fact patterns and cases of first impression; and gained extensive experience in family and probate law including divorce, alimony, division of assets and custody issues, estates, guardianships and paternity actions.

Attorney Pouliot has been recognized by the First Justices of the Probate and Family Court in the southern counties of Massachusetts, namely Barnstable, Bristol, and Plymouth, for his work and community services. Attorney Pouliot regularly serves as the Lawyer-of-the-Day in Barnstable County and is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Barnstable County Bar Association (BCBA).

Domestic Relations and Family Law
Civil Litigation (Plaintiff / Defendant)


  • Courts Admitted
    • Massachusetts State Courts
  • Education
    • University of Massachusetts at Amherst B.A., Political Science, 2008, cum laude
    • University of Massachusetts School of Law, J.D., 2012, cum laude
  • Professional Experience
    • Judicial Fellow and Judicial Law Clerk to the justices of the Probate and Family Court; Barnstable, Bristol, Norfolk and Plymouth divisions.
  • Affiliations
    • Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Barnstable County Bar Association

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