Nicole Appleberry

Phone: (734) 662-0222
Fax: (734) 662-8884

Nicole is currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, where she runs the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic and other clinical programs. She also handles select tax matters for the firm as her schedule allows. Her research and teaching interests focus on the legal issues involved when vulnerable populations are caught up in systems beyond their experience and meaningful control—thus the intersection of tax law with other specialties such as poverty, disability, immigration, domestic violence law, the empowerment of adversaries through mediation, and the developing legal status of animals.

Nicole was an assistant prosecuting attorney in Livingston County, Michigan, from 1995 to 1999, focusing on juvenile delinquency, domestic violence, and child abuse and neglect. She was a full-time attorney with our firm from 1999 to 2008, when she was invited to join the full-time faculty at the Law School. Nicole is a Washtenaw County-approved civil mediator, former chair of the Practice and Procedure Committee of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and served as co-chair of the Taxation Section of the Washtenaw County Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Employee Benefits
  • Probate
  • Taxation
  • Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1995
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1999
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    J.D., 1994
  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    LL.M., Taxation, 2000
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    A.B., with honors, 1988