Chelsea L. James


Chelsea was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She attended Louisiana State University, where she received a BA in History and Political Science with a minor in German. Chelsea earned her Juris Doctorate from Florida Coastal School of Law, with certificates in Civil Litigation, Legal Research, Writing, and Drafting, as well as, Government and Public Interest Law. She was a National Moot Court Champion and received numerous awards for advocacy, writing, and pro bono work. 

Chelsea developed an interest in personal injury law while working for a Law Firm in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Chelsea finds personal injury law personally fulfilling and enjoys working with clients. She gets to help clients who come to us after an accident, that are typically confused, concerned, and have no idea what the next step is. Chelsea enjoys being able to assist clients by explaining the process and taking the burden from the client in regard to worrying about their claim. Chelsea’s main goal is for the client to only worry about going to the doctor and focusing on getting better.

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

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