Anastase Markou

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Anastasse Markou 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 twenty years, Attorney Tase 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.  Recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Super Lawyer in Michigan, and by the National Trial Lawyer’s Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Michigan. 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.

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

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


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

 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

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
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136 East Michigan Ave. 14th Floor  |  KalamazooMI 49007  |  Phone269-382-0444  |  Fax269-382-0464