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.
Caring Individuals, Unbridled Drive to Represent Our Interests, and Extraordinary Expertise are a handful of the terms I would use to share our perspective of this astonishing group of professionals. In our view, the success of our case depended upon a Team that were unafraid of a complex and convoluted situation leading to significant damages that had severely turned our lives upside down. To be successful, the Team that would have to heavily invest time and resources to dig through the nitty-gritty details with the very best medical personnel in order to assemble the basis for our case that was anything but simple. Strong leadership within the Team was essential, relentless pursuit of the facts, and non-stop caring for our Family from start to finish. Schackow and Mercadente, P.A. delivered success because of the strength and dedication of their Team. We are eternally grateful for their time, the expertise, and strength of "caring" they demonstrated without hesitation. Lynn, Jerry, and Brian Schackow worked together in a seamless manner to represent our interests and deliver a highly successful outcome. I know they were supported by a team that worked like Bulldogs behind the scenes to collect and document the information that led to our Team's success. We are eternally grateful to Schackow and Mercadante, P.A. for all they did to help put our lives back together. Our very best decision was our very first decision, hire Lynn at Schackow and Mercadente, P.A. Thank you for all you did on our behalf...we will always remember your being there in our time of need.
— Brent Russell