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Anastase Markou

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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.

Best CD Lawyers in Kalamazoo by Expertise

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
Anatase Markou Appears on ABC 13 to Discuss Defense for Whitmer Kidnapping Case
Anatase Markou Appears on CBS 6 to Discuss if Employers Will Require COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Anatase Markou Appears on ABC 13 to Discuss Defense for Whitmer Kidnapping Case
  • Anatase Markou Appears on CBS 6 to Discuss if Employers Will Require COVID-19 Vaccine

Featured in the Media

  • CBS This Morning
  • CNN
  • MLive
  • WWMT News 3
  • Best Law Firms 2021
  • NBC News
  • Wood TV8
  • Detroit Free Press
  • Fox 17
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Client Testimonials

Proof of Our Dedication
  • “Attorney Markou does all he can to get you the best possible outcome.”

    - Terry M.
  • “Tase excels at what he does and is well respected in the courtroom.”

    - Cindy D.

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