Maria Markou, Esq. is the Founder and President of Markou Global Legal Group, LLC. She is a respected authority on international law and an experienced attorney and legal journalist. She was born in Athens, Greece and is licensed to practice law in both Greece and New York.
She holds a Diploma in Law (Greek equivalent of a J.D. degree) from the Law School of Athens, an LL.M degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law, Texas, and a M.Sc. degree in Sociology of Law & European Law from Lund University, Sweden. Ms. Markou is also specialized in Intellectual Property Law & Digital Information from Lund University and is currently a candidate of a M.Sc. degree in Communication and Media Studies at Malmo University, Sweden.
Besides her extensive legal experience over numerous cases that she has handled internationally, Ms. Markou was a partner in a law firm for several years and an instructor at a notable legal institution in Athens, where she has taught legal courses to candidate judges, diplomats, and process servers, law students, police officers, and public notaries. In addition, she has written numerous legal articles with a special focus on lawyers’ ethics.
Ms. Markou is the recipient of awards for her exceptional performance in the Athens Bar examination, her dedication to justice, and her pro bono commitment to the community. She is very connected with Greece because many of her important lifetime steps and events up until now took place there; consequently she always tries to promote the Greek culture and values.
She has successfully continued her legal career in the United States, starting from Dallas, Texas and currently in New York. Her motivation quote for life and career is that “success is based on effort”.