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 son, Brian Schackow, is also a partner in the firm, while his daughter, Lynn Schackow, is of counsel. 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.
Both Mr. Schackow and Teresa, were kind, informative, diligent, and highly responsive. They walked me through an accident injury case with a great deal of compassion, kept me informed and optimistic when things dragged on, and finally got me a wonderful settlement. Through hard and persistent work they got me a more generous settlement than I had thought was possible. I very much appreciate them, and highly recommend them.
— Marie Curewitz