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.
I was referred to Mr. Mercadante by a friend after being rear-ended in 12/12. After meeting with Mr. Mercadante and his associates/staff I was able to turn all insurance paperwork and decisions over to their office. I was treated with kindness, care and was always able to talk to someone when needed. Becasue they did such a great job all I had to do was work on getting better. I would recommend this office to anyone needing to file a personal injury case. Mr. Mercadante was able to get me a fair settlement and I WOULD NOT hesitate to use this office again. Check them out. I am sure that you will be just as satisfied. The entire staff goes above and beyond. Thank you all!!
— Linda Payne