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.

I was in a car accident a little over a year ago where it was at fault of the other driver who unfortunately had little to zero coverage and there was a lot of other issues that arose with the insurance/medical side and I worked with this firm to help me with all the red tape and sort the things that were over my head and I didn't understand and they were absolutely incredible. The time they take to explain and educate their clients along with how detail oriented they are really makes such an unpleasant situation that much more bareable. Our paralegal, Sarena is one of a kind and this entire situation wouldn't have been the same with our her professionalism and kind hearted service. We are eternally grateful to have worked with this group of people who took a situation that seemed impossible and helped guide us through it to get the outcome and answers we wanted. I highly recommend them to anymore in need of legal services or just some questions answered. They are a dream team 😊

Kayleigh Blackburn

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