Stephen G. Mercadante
Stephen G. Mercadante was born in Mt. Vernon, New York. He moved to Gainesville, Florida during high school and upon graduation, attended the University of Florida and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1977. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Stetson College of Law in 1980. After graduation from law school, Steve returned to Gainesville and became a member of the firm of Schackow & Mercadante in 1981. For the past 37 years, Steve has represented numerous personal injury victims.
Steve was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1980 and is a member of the United States Northern District, Middle District, and Southern District. During his legal career, Steve has been a member of the James C. Adkins American Inns of Court and the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association. Steve has been very active in his community and has been a volunteer at the Gainesville Recreation Department, the Boys and Girls Club of Alachua County, American Legion Post 16, PK Yonge High School, and has mentored married couples and youth through his church and other organizations. For the past 20 years, Steve has worked as an adjunct professor at Santa Fe College, where he teaches courses in Injury and Litigation.
Steve is married to Lynne and has 2 sons as well as 2 grandsons. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and a variety of sports and recreational activities, including running, weight training, snow skiing, and cycling.
When someone undergoes something so drastic like near death experience your mind is everywhere you don't know what to do or where to turn. I was thankful to have my dad suggest that I seek legal help from Schackow & Mercadante. Gerald & Michelle treated me like family they didn't look at me as a dollar sign they displayed acts of genuine compassion and concerns. I'm just blessed beyond belief to even have the pleasure of being a client that they represented. They even took the time and gave me advice after services that will help me throughout my journey in life. To top that off after the paperwork and completion of their job they did not shake my hand and say good luck instead they opened their warm and loving arms and gave me a sincere hug and wish nothing but the best for me!. Now that's the kind of team you would want to receive service from it gets no better than that! I wish I could rate 10 stars instead of 5! Thank You Guys So Much! This Review Doesn't Even Show A Third Of My Appreciation! I Am Forever Grateful!
— Marika Brown