Anastase Markou

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Kalamazoo, MI

Levine & Levine
 | 136 East Michigan Avenue, 14th Floor
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: 269-220-3419
Fax: 269-382-0464
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

An associate at Levine & Levine, Anastase Markou focuses his practice exclusively on criminal defense matters. Based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, he provides representation at both the trial and appellate levels to people throughout the state who have been charged with state or federal misdemeanors and felonies. The types of cases that Mr. Markou has handled have included embezzlement, fraud and other white collar crimes, assault, rape, driving under the influence, and murder. He has been able to obtain several acquittals for his clients, while in other instances he has negotiated favorable plea agreements with the prosecution.

Mr. Markou's successful track record and high degree of ethics have not gone unnoticed by his fellow professionals, who have given him a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, in 2014 Crain's Detroit Business named him to its annual list of Michigan's Top Attorneys, and he has been selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Markou attended the University of Michigan–Dearborn, and he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1988. Remaining in the state, he pursued his legal education at the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1991. After graduating from law school, Mr. Markou spent two years as a clerk with the 9th Judicial Circuit Court in Kalamazoo before entering private practice. He has been with Levine & Levine since 1996. Admitted to practice before all Michigan state courts, Mr. Markou is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. He is a member of the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (100%): Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses

Focus Areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018

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About Anastase Markou

Admitted: 1992, Michigan

Professional Webpage: http://levine-levine.com/anastase-markou/

Honors/Awards:

  • Named as one of “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012 – Present
  • Named as “Super Lawyer” in Michigan, 2014 – Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Life Member
  • Kalamazoo County Trial Lawyers Association, President , 2003 – Present
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association, Member
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan – Criminal Law Section, Member
  • Western District of Michigan Federal Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2012
  • Michigan, 1992

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • United States v. Mason, 410 Fed Appx 881 (6th Circuit 2010)
  • People v. Mileski, WL 28288 (2007)
  • People v. Leatherman, WL 1540479 (2005)
  • People v. Mileski, WL 2480473 (2004)
  • People v. Swiatkowski, WL 1161628 (2004)
  • People v. Bickel, WL 1990380 (1998)
  • People v. Reichenbach , 459 Mich 109 (1998)
  • United States v Hibbler, 159 F3d 233 (6th Circuit 1998)
  • People v. Rutherford, WL 3050644 (2005)
  • Leatherman v. Palmer, WL 2977146 (2010)
  • People v. Laferriere, WL 4244224 (2010)

Educational Background:

  • University of Michigan, Dearborn, Michigan, B.A., 1988
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Office Location for Anastase Markou

136 East Michigan Avenue
14th Floor
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Phone: 269-220-3419

Fax: 269-382-0464

 

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Last Updated: 7/16/2018

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