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If you need a lawyer, Colleen is the way to go! I didn't want to get a divorce, but when faced with it, I knew I needed a good attorney. Colleen and her staff were friendly and honest. They understood it wasn't an easy thing to do and gave fair counsel and answered questions as they came up. I never had to worry about them getting things done. They had my best interest in mind and fought for me and my kids. I wouldn't hesitate to refer others to Colleen, she did a great job with an ugly situation.
April 5, 2019
Colleen concentrates her practice helping South West Michigan families navigate separation, divorce, and co-parenting. Prior to opening her private practice, Colleen was an attorney at a boutique firm that specialized in domestic law and such has focused in the area of family law since 1997. A highly-experienced and respected family law advocate and domestic mediator, she has assisted individuals during emotionally difficult times. Colleen M. Markou combines her skill not only as an advocate for her clients, but also facilitates amicable resolutions with an in-depth knowledge of and respect for the practice of law.
Colleen M. Markou began her legal career in 1994. Upon graduating from Valparaiso University school of Law, she was a law clerk for Honorable Philip D. Schaefer and the late Honorable John F. Foley. For three years, Attorney Markou was in a position to assist in legal research and drafting of legal opinions. She gained vast experience in the procedural process.
Upon leaving the position with the courts in 1997, Attorney Markou joined a highly respected domestic attorney and expanded her knowledge of family law and its nuances. Her background and ability equips her to handle any type of domestic case, from divorce matters involving custody and visitation disputes to complex financial cases involving the division of marital property. Attorney Markou is also equipped to assist clients in less litigious matters such as uncontested divorces, step-parent adoptions, name changes, guardianships and simple estate planning.
Further, Attorney Markou is a certified mediator having fulfilled the requirements provided in Michigan Court Rule 3.216. She is very successful in helping couples amicably settle their divorce and other domestic disputes. She is not only requested by her peers to assist in resolving their pending cases, but she is appointed by the courts to mediate pending divorce cases.
Additionally, Attorney Markou volunteers her knowledge, expertise, and time serving individuals at the Kalamazoo County Family Law Clinic.
Alicia concentrates her practice on family law issues involving divorce, custody, separation, and parenting time. Alicia has gained experience and knowledge at every stage of her legal career. She balances her skills, compassion, and knowledge of the law to effectively educate and advocate for her clients. From volunteering at various pro bono legal clinics, to advocating for her clients in the courtroom, Alicia Storm has the breadth to represent West Michigan families competently and compassionately.
Alicia K. Storm began her legal career by attending the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she distinguished herself from her peers as an articulate litigator and skilled mediator.
After law school, she worked with three former-U.S. Attorneys in Grand Rapids, Michigan on matters which ranged from contract formation and trademark application to grand jury investigation and defense of an individual on a cold-case murder trial. It was there that she gained knowledge and understanding of how to effectively manage a case start to finish, as well as work on high-profile and high-stress cases.
Following that, Alicia joined a firm for several years which specialized in family law, insurance claims, and real estate transactions. Family law quickly became the focus of Alicia’s legal practice. Then, in 2016, she made the move south to join another attorney in Kalamazoo at her family law practice specializing in custody disputes, divorce, and adoptions. At that time, Alicia also began working as a court-appointed advocate on juvenile cases involving delinquency and neglect and abuse.
Additionally, Alicia is passionate about pro bono volunteering. She volunteered over 750 hours (over 18 months) at the Ottawa County Legal Self-Help Center, and currently volunteers with the Kalamazoo County Family Law Clinic. She also volunteers yearly for the Michigan High School Mock Trial hosted by the Michigan Center for Civic Education.
Alicia Storm has built her experience and sharpened her skills at each stage of her legal career. She is respected by her colleagues and was recently elected by them to be Vice-Chairperson of the Kalamazoo Family Law Bar Association. She is recognized not only as a candid and passionate advocate for her clients, but also as a compassionate and prudent counselor of the law. She is fully equipped to handle the complex issues of custody, parenting time, child support, divorce, and paternity, regardless of how contentious the matter may be.
Steven Hughes has a relationship with Markou Law P.C. as our Legal Intern. He is currently attending Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Upon graduating and passing the Michigan Bar Exam in the summer of 2020, he will be joining our firm as an associate attorney. During Hughes’ time at our firm his practice areas will include Family Law and Criminal Law.
Mr. Hughes graduated from Western Michigan University in August of 2017 cum laude, with a bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Law. Currently, Hughes is a third-year law student and has focused his studies in Litigation, Criminal Law, and Conflict Resolution. Prior to dedicating his career to the law, Hughes was a proud member of the United States Military; serving in the Navy, Army, and Michigan Army National Guard. During his time serving our country, he honorably served on Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The knowledge and experience Hughes has in handling difficult problems with a widely diverse group of people is sure to enhance the firm’s ability to tackle complex legal issues with diligence, competence and compassion while maintaining a fresh and unique perspective. Hughes’ wide range of talents and educated wisdom will certainly be a positive addition to our ever-growing firm.
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6523 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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