Anastase Markou

Associate Attorney

Criminal Defense Attorney

Justice for all. It’s not just a phrase to Attorney Anastase Markou, it’s a firmly held belief at the core of his criminal defense practice. Specializing in criminal defense for over 20 years, Mr. Markou has developed a niche practice successfully defending people charged with serious criminal offenses in state and federal trial courts, post-sentencing relief, and criminal appeals.

Mr. Markou is recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Super Lawyer in Michigan, and by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Michigan. Mr. Markou is an established lawyer who receives statewide recognition for his appellate work, and is highly respected for his expert federal habeas work and being a longtime defense counsel liaison to the Kalamazoo County Drug Treatment Court.

Mr. Markou has a reputation for brutal honesty and zealous advocacy, both locally and statewide. When clients face challenging decisions affecting their futures, Mr. Markou provides insight into likely outcomes and knowledge of the law to help guide clients towards paths best suited for their lives. Earnestly committed to protecting and upholding fundamental, constitutional liberties, Mr. Markou is willing to push the envelope to convince a judge or jury that his clients are not guilty. When you need more than just an attorney, when you need someone who is willing to go the extra mile to keep you out of jail or prison, you need Attorney Anastase Markou.

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Areas of Practice

  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • Federal Criminal Appeal
  • State Criminal Defense
  • State Criminal Appeals
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Computer Crimes
  • Drug Crimes
  • Embezzlement
  • Violent Offenses
  • Murder Defense


  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. – 1991
  • University of Michigan, Dearborn, Michigan
    • B.A. – 1988

Representative Cases

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1997

Honors and Awards

Named as “Super Lawyer” in Michigan, 2014 – Present

Named as one of “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012 – Present

  • "10 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Kalamazoo" by Expertise, 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

Western District of Michigan Federal Bar Association, Member

State Bar of Michigan – Criminal Law Section, Member

Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, Member

Kalamazoo County Bar Association, Member

Kalamazoo County Trial Lawyers Association, President , 2003 – Present

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Life Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable John Foley, 9th Judicial Circuit, Law Clerk , 1992 – 1994
  • Anastase Markou, Attorney at Law, Attorney, 1994 – 1995
  • Levine & Levine, Attorney, 1996 – Present
Local News Appearances Attorney Markou Is Regarded for His Legal Expertise
  • CNN
  • New York Times
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Detroit Free Press
  • WWMT News 3
  • The Detroit News
  • Wood TV8
  • Fox 17
  • CBS This Morning
  • MLive
  • WZZM 13
  • Best Law Firms 2021
  • NBC News
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • Kalamazoo Gazette
  • ICLE: Probate and Estate Planning Certificate
  • The News Herald
  • Second Wave Media
  • South County News
  • WKZO
  • WMUK 102.1
  • Wood Radio
  • WWJ News Radio
  • Detroit Legal News
  • Grand Rapids Business Journal
  • Indiana Gazette
  • MiBiz
  • Battle Creek Enquirer
  • Bridge Magazine
  • CBS 62 Detroit
Proof of Our Dedication

Client Testimonials

  • Excellent Service

    "Attorney Markou does all he can to get you the best possible outcome."
    Terry M.
  • Confident No One Could Have Done Better

    "Tase excels at what he does and is well respected in the courtroom."
    Cindy D.

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