Levine & Levine attorney Anastase Markou had the opportunity to be a guest panelist at a recent Kalamazoo County Bar Association’s Speaker Series event at the Kalamazoo Public Library. During the May 16 event, Markou and fellow panelists discussed: “What I wish I knew as a new attorney.”
Markou was invited to join the panel based on his professionalism toward clients, opposing counsel, and judges, as well as his commitment to presenting cases to the court with a clear and concise explanation of the facts and the law and without overstating his case or misrepresenting law or facts in an attempt to mislead the court or to gain an edge in his case.
“Anastase has shown outstanding commitment to the Kalamazoo County legal profession that began when he was a law clerk and has continued as a practicing attorney,” said Randall Levine, Levine & Levine managing partner. “The Kalamazoo County Bar Association recognizes Anastase’s dedication to being a role model for younger attorneys and believed he would provide great insight in sharing his experiences and advice with those entering the profession.”
Panelists also included the Hon. Kathleen Brickley of 36th Circuit Court and Referee Robin King 9th Circuit Court. The Hon. Gary C. Giguere Jr. of 9th Circuit Court, and a former Levine & Levine attorney, introduced the panel.
“It was an honor to be selected by the Kalamazoo County Bar Association as a guest panelist for their May Speaker Series event,” Markou said. “If I had to turn back the clock, there are a lot of things that would have been helpful to know when I first started out as a lawyer. I hope some of what I’ve learned throughout the years provides those early in their legal career a glimpse into the legal profession and help prepare for what’s ahead.”