Lynn M. Schackow
Lynn Schackow was born and raised in Gainesville. She received a BS in Marketing and Management from Florida State University in 1989 and received her JD from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1992. After graduation from law school, Lynn worked for the University of Michigan in the athletic compliance office. In 1996, Lynn returned to Gainesville to practice law with her father, Gerald Schackow and the firm of Schackow & Mercadante. For the last 16 years, Lynn has focused solely on representing the rights of personal injury victims injured in car, truck and motorcycle accidents.
Lynn is admitted to the Florida Bar (1993) and the United States Court for the Northern District of Florida (2007). During her legal career Lynn has been active in the James C. Adkins American Inn of Court as a board member and has also been a member and chaired several events for the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association including law week and the holiday auction. Outside of law, Lynn has been involved in the community through the Junior League of Gainesville (past Board Member), the United Way, the Gainesville Community Foundation (member Professional Advisory Council), Stop Children’s Cancer (committee member for charity golf tournament), as a volunteer youth soccer coach, and many other organizations.
Lynn is married to Corky and is step-mother to two boys. Lynn and Corky attend Christ Community Church where they are active in children and college ministries. In her free time Lynn loves to run, play tennis and spend time with her family.
I have unfortunately had a few accidents and was lucky enough to have their great service. One was a car accident case being rear ended while stopped. I used a horrible chiro (instead of the one they recommended) who had been charging me interest on my unpaid bills, even though it was filed as a personal injury case and they knew they would get paid at the end of the case with the PIP money. My paralegal fought to get those unethical fees waived and lowered as much of the costs as possible. My other case was leaving UF and got hit walking on the cross walk with the right of way by someone making a right hand turn. I was lucky enough to only suffer a broken ankle. I had the same paralegal and she settled the case and had the pay out in only a couple of months with the max amount. This is a firm with the friendliest office staff around! I highly recommend them (in any bad situation)!
— Mary Gill