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Charles Martin Markwell

Charles Martin Markwell

also known as Guss Markwell, Markwell Law, LLC

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Criminal Defense, Litigation

About Me

           Originally from St. Louis Missouri, I grew up in a strong midwest and moral family who taught me right from wrong, and to stand up for my rights and the rights of others.  Often, people are facing insurmountable opposition with little or no ability to overcome great odds.  It is my position that we should all be fighting for the those who find themselves alone, afraid, and at times unpopular.  I subscribe to the notion that a society is judged by how it treats it's most vulnerable.  I represent my clients and fight with that in mind.



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 50%
    16 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    16 years
  3. Litigation: 20%



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

21 total 

  • Thomas John Gonwa

    Attorney Markwell is a highly capable, down-to-earth and experienced lawyer.


    Thomas Gonwa Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Charles. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Markwell Law, LLC

1 North Taylor Ave.
St. Louis, MO, 63108

Markwell Law LLC

9979 Winghaven Blvd. Ste 210A
O'Fallon, MO, 63368




MOGood Standing, Active200901/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Snohomish County Clerk's Award 2009Snohomish County Superior Court Clerk's Office2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselFendelman Floodman and Associates2013 - Present
Judge Pro TemEverett Municipal Court2010 - 2010
N/ACharles (Guss) Markwell, Lawyer2010 - Present
PartnerMazzone and Markwell, Lawyers2005 - 2009
AssociatePhillips And Mazzone, Lawyers2003 - 2005
AttorneyCharles Markwell, Attorney1999 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Lawyers Association of St. LouisMember2010 - Present
Chesterfield MO Lions ClubMember2010 - Present
St. Charles County MO Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of MissouriMember2010 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Tulalip Tribes of WashingtonMember2005 - Present
Washington State Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - 2010
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Federal Court Western District of WashingtonMember1999 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember1999 - 2010
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. ClientVerdict - Not Guilty
State of Washington v. Joe ClientCase Dismissed
State of Washington v. Joe ClientHung Jury

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College of Criminal DefenseCriminal TrialsN/A2003
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Indiana State UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1994
Indiana State UniversityCriminologyMS - Master of ScienceN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Mock Trial CompetitionTrials - Coach for Holt Highschool2012
CLE on Ethical Problems During PretrialDiscovery Rules in Criminal Matters and Ethics2008