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.

I was in a car accident on May 2, 2016 where I was rear ended at a traffic light. A family member referred me to Schackow & Mercadante, PA. From my experience I can say I was very pleased with the level of professionalism I received from Mr. Schackow and staff from the first visit. The staff was extremely polite and made me feel welcomed and confident in my decision on them handling my case. I was referred to a better Chiropractor that would benefit me and not just to receive my insurance money. Everything was handled properly and in a timely manner at which I was informed every step of the way throughout the process. Mr. Schackow and his staff took their time to explain, educate, and answer any questions I had which is incredible. They were able to get all my medical fees waived and lowered so I would receive a larger settlement. Any time I had questions Mr. Schackow's Legal Assistant, Michelle, made sure she was available and answered all my calls promptly, she was amazing. I highly recommend Schackow & Mercadante, PA for any automobile accident or personal injury case. The case was settled within a year and I received a settlement far beyond my expectations. If I had to do it all over again I wouldn?t do anything differently. Again excellent service and even better outcome so thanks again you all ROCK!

Lasharrah Nattiel

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