About Schackow & Mercadante, P.A.

About Schackow & Mercadante, P.A.


Our Gainesville law firm is a group of dedicated personal injury lawyers. Located in the heart of North Central Florida, our firm represents clients in Gainesville, Ocala, Lake City and all the surrounding areas.

Our firm helps people who have been injured or killed in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents and other types of accidents that occur because of someone else's negligence. Because of our proximity to I-75, the University of Florida and Santa Fe College our firm has a tremendous amount of experience dealing with interstate collisions and accidents involving college students.

Our firm is AV rated in the field of personal injury so when you contact a lawyer at our firm you will be represented by an experienced professional who focuses only on personal injury and wrongful death laws.

Our legal team is led by Gerald Schackow, who has been practicing in the Gainesville area for more than 45 years. Joining Mr. Schackow in this practice is his long-time partner, Stephen Mercadante. Gerald's daughter, Lynn Schackow and son, Brian Schackow are also partners in the firm. Marie Banks is a member of the firm as an associate attorney.

Our firm takes pride in our success and professional integrity. Our attorneys have significant litigation experience and are assisted by a support staff of legal assistants. At Schackow & Mercadante we are real lawyers who handle real cases. We fight for the rights of our clients and get real results.  We help rebuild lives.

Caring Individuals, Unbridled Drive to Represent Our Interests, and Extraordinary Expertise are a handful of the terms I would use to share our perspective of this astonishing group of professionals. In our view, the success of our case depended upon a Team that were unafraid of a complex and convoluted situation leading to significant damages that had severely turned our lives upside down. To be successful, the Team that would have to heavily invest time and resources to dig through the nitty-gritty details with the very best medical personnel in order to assemble the basis for our case that was anything but simple. Strong leadership within the Team was essential, relentless pursuit of the facts, and non-stop caring for our Family from start to finish. Schackow and Mercadente, P.A. delivered success because of the strength and dedication of their Team. We are eternally grateful for their time, the expertise, and strength of "caring" they demonstrated without hesitation. Lynn, Jerry, and Brian Schackow worked together in a seamless manner to represent our interests and deliver a highly successful outcome. I know they were supported by a team that worked like Bulldogs behind the scenes to collect and document the information that led to our Team's success. We are eternally grateful to Schackow and Mercadante, P.A. for all they did to help put our lives back together. Our very best decision was our very first decision, hire Lynn at Schackow and Mercadente, P.A. Thank you for all you did on our behalf...we will always remember your being there in our time of need.

Brent Russell

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