William J. Markert Jr.

William Joseph Markert Jr.

Sole Practitioner
Hastings, Minnesota

Attorney William Markert is licensed to practice law in Minnesota State and Federal Courts. He focuses primarily on criminal defense, representing individuals charged with crimes by the government (State). William graduated from Marquette University in 1999, with a BS in Biomedical Engineering.  William enrolled in law school in Chicago in 2003.  William Markert transferred to William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul to complete his law school education.

William worked as a certified student attorney for the Washington County Public Defender's Office where he personally appeared on hundreds of cases. After graduation from law school, William worked as an Assistant City Attorney, prosecuting cases for the cities of Rosemount and Hastings. During this time, William prosecuted hundreds of cases, ranging from speeding and stop sign violations, to DWI's and Domestic Assaults. This experience as a prosecutor provided William with the insight to see your case from all angles and better provide an effective defense. William started Markert Law, PLLC to allow more personal contact with his clients throughout the entire criminal justice system.

William Markert is married with three children. He enjoys, among many things: Soccer, Golf, Hunting, Camping, Hiking, and spending time with his family.

Areas of Practice

  • 90% Criminal Defense
  • 5% Real Estate
  • 5% Estate Planning

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2008
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2009
  • Prairie Island Indian Community Tribal Court, 2010


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2008
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • B.S. - 1999
    • Major: Biomedical Engineering


  • Estate Planning Seminars, Hastings Community Education, 2012 - 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota Bar Association, Member, 2008 - 2014
  • Dakota County Bar Association, Member, 2012 - 2014

Past Employment Positions

  • Fluegel Law Firm, Associate Attorney, 2008 - 2012
  • Gerlach Law Firm, Associate Attorney, 2012 - 2014