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.
In October of 2014 I was riding my motorcycle when a truck pulled out in front of me. After months of dealing with a lackluster attorney I was referred to Gerald (Gerry) Schackow at Schackow & Mercadante. I felt welcomed and was treated very well throughout the entire process. Gerry was able to close my settlement for a larger sum than I had expected and was able to do so in less than 5 weeks from the day I first contacted him. Dealing with insurance after an accident is not easy but the folks at Schackow & Mercadante will treat you well and explain your options in a clear and concise manner. Very appreciative of the professionalism and courtesy of this office and would recommend that anyone use their services.
— Casey King