Meet Our Team
Austin F. DuBois, Founder
Austin F. DuBois founded DuBois Law Group, PLLC to help people live on their terms, by protecting and staying in control of their hard-earned assets, like their house, savings and other investments.
Austin has dedicated his career in Trusts & Estates and Elder Law to learning about people, establishing connections, building security, and helping attain invaluable peace of mind for his clients and their families. His thoughtful guidance has earned him recognition as an Upstate New York Super Lawyer every year since 2014.
Austin was born in Middletown and resides, with his son Colden, in the City of Newburgh. He is proud to serve his community in various ways, including currently serving as the Chairman of the Board of both Montefiore St. Luke’s Hospital. The value Austin places on community was instilled in him by his parents – a police officer and a nurse. The integrity and compassion he watched them demonstrate daily became the backbone of his legal practice.
Outside the office, Austin’s favorite activity is anything he can do with Colden, which includes plenty of walks around Newburgh with their shepherd mix dog, Debbie. Getting out into nature to recharge is also important to Austin, who loves to hike, camp, canoe, and snowboard as much of the Hudson Valley as he can.
Austin received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Rutgers-Camden School of Law in 2007; his Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law in 2011. He regularly makes himself available to community groups and other professionals to answer questions and share the experience and knowledge he’s been fortunate to gain over his many years of practice.
Ashlynne Demshick, Operations Manager
Ashlynne Demshick joined DuBois Law Group, PLLC in March of 2022 with a background in management and customer service. Ashlynne helps the DLG team build meaningful connections with clients, and ensure they receive the best possible experience from the firm. She also manages a number of office processes and practices that ensure diligent, reliable service and attention to all our clients’ matters.
Whether they are in need of long-term care planning or a well-designed trust and estate plan, Ashlynne helps clients of DuBois Law Group by providing exceptional customer service and communication on behalf of the legal team. She is also a certified notary public in New York State.
Ashlynne received her associates degree in Business Administration from SUNY Orange in 2021. When she’s not in the office, Ashlynne can likely be found with her nose in a book, reading and dreaming up her next big adventure!
Nicole DeGroodt, Office Administrator
Nicole DeGroodt joined DuBois Law Group in 2023. As the Office Administrator, Nicole plays a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth operation of our office and the satisfaction of our valued clients. She is the first point of contact for clients, providing exceptional service by answering inquiries, facilitating and scheduling meetings, and ensuring they are directed to the right team member. In addition to managing client communications, Nicole also takes charge of ensuring that our workspace is well-equipped and organized. Nicole’s dedication extends beyond the front desk, as she provides invaluable support to our team in various administrative tasks related to client services. When she’s not in the office, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family whether they’re playing games, hosting barbecues, or sitting around a bonfire.