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 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.

With all the choices for lawyers out there; among the ambulance chasers and people who make the process a fiendishly, and above all unpleasant experience, there is a shining gem of a law office. The lawyers and staff at Schackow & Mercadante are professional, courteous and above all treat you like the person you are. You are not a number, you are not just a paycheck, but you are a friend, a guest, dare I even say, a family member. The case I brought to them was a motor vehicle accident, I was wrongly accused of being the at fault party. Luckily enough, I have a dash-cam that captured it all. Not only did I go into court to contest the ticket (of which I was acquitted), but I had a whole TEAM of lawyers and law professionals to defend me. I felt like I had won before we even stepped into the courtroom. After this I had to become well again from the injuries I had sustained and recuperate the losses I was now beleaguered with. Once again, Mr. Schackow and his team rose to the occasion and after having surgery I am pain free for the first time since the accident and it is worth more to me than anything else and all returning to a sense of normalcy. The advice I give to potential clients is this. Stay positive, be patient, GET A DASHBOARD CAMERA it may save you and above all focus on becoming well, they have your case in hand and will make sure you get the best and fairest treatment. I would DEFINITELY hire them again.

Ashley Wilson

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