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Mark Douglas Wilcox

Criminal defense Attorney at Howell, MI

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2002
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Marcus D. Wilcox has handled over a thousand criminal and divorce cases throughout his career and works with the Livingston, Genesee, and Ingham County Judges and prosecutors on a daily basis. In addition, he is highly experienced in estate planning and routinely seeks continued education to ensure he is well versed in the most recent changes. Mr. Wilcox was admitted to the State Bar in 2002 and is a member of the Michigan State Bar Association, Livingston County Bar Association and Criminal Law Division of the Michigan State Bar. He is the President of the Livingston County Bar Association.


Mark Douglas Wilcox
1360 West Grand River Avenue
Suite 118
Howell, MI, 48843-6585


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Larry | April 13, 2023
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Criminal defense
Mr. Wilcox went over and above in my case and walked me through the steps. Having a clean record and never having been through the system before I had a lot of questions and concerns. Mr. Wilcox explained everything and laid out the plan and how the process worked. Livingston county is a tough good old boy system and they run a tight ship so you definitely need an attorney that can navigate you through that process and knows that specific system of judges and prosecutors. Mr. Wilcox is that attorney
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2022
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I feel very privileged and honored to have been represented by Mr. Wilcox. I knew very little about anything that was going on with me at the time of my arrest for an OWI and I think that sometimes the criminal justice system can help by having a bird’s eye view of your situation that you just cannot see past bc you are immersed in your own problems, and the probation that I underwent helped me quit drinking which is what I wanted to do. I don’t find many among my friends who take criminal charges like owis and duis seriously anymore and I always find myself crying in the back of a cop car bc it is a life changing experience.. and I couldn’t have handled my legal problems emotionally on my own especially being painted as an anti-myself kind of person but I think we might all feel that way when we get slapped with charges. But Marcus makes me feel comfortable and at ease and like he knows exactly everything that’s going on, so in case I don’t understand something or misunderstand something, I know that somebody I trust at least does. I really didn’t know he had been practicing for 19 years He might have mentioned it but it didn’t ring the bell that it should have at the time, but I think he’s probably dealt with lots of different kinds of people from lots of different walks of life, but I kind of like him so much that I want to keep him as just my own personal lawyer. He makes me want to learn about what it means to earn rights. I’m not a native born American citizen so that might be why things don’t make a lot of sense to me from the Internet to my life… but anyways it gave me a lot of hope to be under the jurisdiction of such knowledgeable and well meaning authority figures such as the ones in Livingston county that I was seen by. From my probation officer to my judge’s much appreciated leniency on my community service due to my being employed at the post office during Covid election year., I couldn’t be more thankful for the chance to show myself my true character if for nobody else.. I think every word I say is wrong honestly and it’s pretty debilitating being forced into making life choices that you don’t even understand and are paralyzed by the fear of saying the wrong thing. But a good lawyer like Marcus is a rarity I think personally.., and I’m just most glad that I could afford his services bc a 19 year long standing experience is not something that just anybody can come by easily. So I feel extremely fortunate. Like I’m one of the lucky ones. Good luck to anyone else going through serious things and I believe you.
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Posted by brian kelbert | January 11, 2021
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I've hired several attorneys over the past 15 years. Not one of them comes close to the service mark provides. When I call, he always answers or calls back minutes later. Most important, he remembers me, and my needs. I'm not just a dollar sign or a case number. Thank you mark for being there.
Posted by Kevin | October 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best Livingston County Lawyer
Marcus is the Best Lawyer ever met in Livingston County. He is professional straight forward and genuinely works for you and your families best interest. Hire Marcus he stands out above all the rest
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2019
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License restoration
Mr Wilcox was well informed about the process. He kept me informed and there were no additional charges.
Posted by Spencer | April 7, 2017
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Excellent & Quick Service
I called Mark to get some help settin up a few LLC's. Both companies were completely filed with the state within days. I would recommend Mark to anyone looking for quick service.
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2017
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Mark works hard for you!
I don't usually take the time to make recommendations, but I wanted to share my positive experience with Mark Wilcox. He really knows the law and how to navigate the judicial system to benefit my case.
Posted by Jill | March 5, 2017
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A Professional of Sound Moral Character
Marcus has been a resource of knowledge and advice for my family and I. His experience with the legal systems and laws is vast and his understanding accurate. He is very attentive, detail-oriented, and communicates very well. He has a thorough understanding of the order of actions and he let us know exactly what we could expect through the legal process. Marcus is a professional of sound moral character and I highly recommend as an attorney for any legal services.
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Posted by Nick | January 13, 2017
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Small Business
Marcus did a very good job helping my friend and I set up our small business. For as young and unexperienced as we are, he laid out the process very robustly and efficiently. Highly recommend for any kind of legal services.
Posted by Craig | October 24, 2016
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Smart, Honest, and Tenacious
Marcus has helped us personally in preparing our wills and our medical directives, and I have every confidence in his abilities. We've had many discussions about the role of a defense attorney, and he understands that it's up to him to protect his clients from abuses of power. He understands that criminals have to face the consequences of their actions, but many times the situation isn't as black and white as it would seem. Sometimes those in power take advantage of their situation, and it's in these circumstances where Marcus' strengths really shine through. He understands the law, and knows the limits of the reach of prosecutors and law enforcement. When they cross the line, he holds them accountable and he educates his clients on how to best protect themselves now and in the future. Don't make the mistake of trying to handle it yourself, call Marcus first, and get his input. He'll be able to outline possible outcomes, and will act tirelessly to reach the best outcome possible for your unique situation.
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Posted by Michael | March 4, 2015
Great lawyer
Well informed and to the point. Had him for my first case and was not disappointed. Helped me understand what he can do and what he couldn't do, not pushy and not over informative. Thanks Mark!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Wilcox Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Cleary University
  • 2006 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Barley & Bittner, PC
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Foley & Mansfield, PLLP
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Timothy E. Baxter & Associates, P.C.
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Asset Acceptance, LLC
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • DaimlerChrysler Services North America, LLC
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • Garan Lucow Miller, P.C.
  • 2001 - 2001
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  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2001
  • Texas A&M International University
  • Master of Science
  • 1997
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1996


  • Livingston County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2012 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Marcus is an outstanding attorney, and the go-to person for criminal defense in Livingston County. I've personally witnessed him achieve great results. He knows all the key players, and gets the job done."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Marcus is one of the few attorneys that I am confident to refer people to. He is someone that I can trust in knowing that he will do the best job possible for all of his clients. Marcus cares for his clients and strives to get the best possible outcome that his clients are seeking. I have watched it weigh heavy upon him when he has gotten an unfair decision. For the attributes of being a diligent hard working attorney who cares for his clients, I would suggest that Marcus is one of the top attorneys in Livingston County"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marcus has the experience, knowledge and integrity to produce the right result for your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marcus is an attorney with great character. He knows the ins and outs of the legal system and always battles hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Marcus for many years. Marcus cares about each client he represents and fights hard to achieve the best possible outcome in every case."
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Howell Criminal defense Lawyer Mark Douglas Wilcox
Mark Douglas Wilcox
Criminal defense Attorney
Howell, MI
Licensed for 21 years