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Ron Applebaum


With a BA in political science, business and communications from the University of Arizona in 1988, Ron Applebaum earned his JD from the University of Detroit Law School in 1991. He was an attorney at Thurswell, Chayet & Weiner from 1991-2001 and at Weiner & Associates from 2001-2012. Ron and Erik formed Applebaum & Stone in 2013. Ron has been involved with JARC, a charitable organization that helps people with developmental disabilities, since the late 1980’s. As a young adult in the mid-1990’s, he began serving on the Board of Directors. Ron served as JARC Young Adult Chair, Secretary, Spring Elation Chair and Fall Fundraiser Chair. He was the president of JARC from June 2012-June 2014. Ron is involved with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and is a past chair of the Grants and Distribution Committee and past associate chair of the College Student’s Group of the Jewish Identity and Education Division. He is a member of the American and Michigan Association for Justice as well as a mediator in both Wayne and Oakland Counties. Ron is married and has two daughters.

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Erik Stone


Erik J. Stone is a partner at Applebaum and Stone. He attended Central Michigan University earning degrees in Economics and Business Law and Regulation. He then worked in the Office of the Vice President of the United States, as a liaison between the public and the White House. He continued on to receive his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1994. Ever since that time he has been fighting for individuals to get the benefits and money due to them, collecting millions of dollars over the years for the injured people he has represented.

He is married and has three children and a dog. He is an avid sports enthusiast.

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Jim Lilly

After earning his JD from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1991, Jim practiced at Plunkett Cooney for twenty years in the areas of insurance coverage litigation and interstate trucking claims. He has successfully represented clients in multi-million-dollar claims arising across the United States and Canada, including Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada.

When not practicing law, Jim enjoys running and triathlons, having participated in six ironman competitions and thirty marathons. He lives in Tecumseh, Ontario, with his wife Maureen and three children, Aidan, Jaimes, and Charlie.

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Thomas Nelson

Thomas was born and raised in Bay County, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1993 in the top 25% of his class. He attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law on the Jerome P. Cavanaugh full tuition scholarship. Thomas graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 1998 in the top 10% of his class. Thomas has practiced law in over a dozen counties in Metro Detroit, Mid-Michigan and Northern Michigan. He has tried cases before juries for 25 years in criminal, probate, abuse/neglect and civil cases. He is an experienced attorney dedicated to securing the best possible outcome for his clients. Thomas’ favorite part of the job is speaking with his clients. He has a wife, son and daughter. He spends his free time in the outdoors either gardening or hunting with his prized chocolate lab.

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Eric Noga

Eric Noga is a lifelong Michigander who was born and raised in Royal Oak, Michigan. He graduated from Wayne State University Law School in 2013, where he was a senior member of Moot Court. He has practiced several years in no-fault and auto negligence litigation, and also has experience in collections, landlord-tenant, and contract matters. He eager to fight for the benefits and damages that our clients deserve! Outside of the practice of law, Eric is a backpacker, avid mountain biker, and musician.

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Marcello L. Pedini

Marcello has been practicing law and assisting automobile accident victims for over 10 years. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Marcello went to Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he was its first student be awarded an internship with the United States E.P.A. headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Born and raised in Metro Detroit, Marcello is a proud Michigander and honored to help its citizens.
As a resident of the Downriver community, he enjoys being active in his community as a participating committee member of the City of Dearborn Beautiful Commission.
Marcello is dedicated to putting his clients first and helping them through difficult times in their lives.

“I am not only an attorney. I am an attorney and counselor. My relationship with my client doesn’t just end when our case does.” – Marcello Pedini

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Julia Rosen

Julia Rosen has been practicing law since 1993. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University where she graduated with honors from the college of business and a juris doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C. She has practiced in the areas of estate planning, corporate law and property taxation. Currently she is in the position of building and maintaining a team of professionals that work hard to support and defend our clients to the very best of our abilities, ensuring that all clients receive what they deserve. She works to make the firm effective and efficient. Julia enjoys working out, being outside and traveling. She is currently a volunteer with Detroit Dog Rescue.


Applebaum and Stone Law Firm gets our clients justice. Automobile, Motorcycle and Truck Accidents are our specialty. Partners: Ron Applebaum and Erik Stone.