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.

Forget the name on the buses, the radio and television ads featuring lawyers who say they care. Schackow and Mercadante are the real thing and they do care. I have never used the services of a law firm before but after an accident in which the driver who hit me was uninsured and I was injured and left with debt from the accident I decided to seek legal advice. When searching for a firm I felt could help me, Schackow and Mercadante stood out and I could not have made a better choice. Gerald Schackow and his associates were kind, caring and worked for me. I could not be happier with what they did for me and will always recommend them!

Debbie Richards

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