Bailey Schiermeyer, JD

Elder Law Attorney

Associate attorney Bailey Schiermeyer assists elders, individuals with disabilities, and their families with planning for the legal and financial challenges of aging and long-term care situations.  She advises clients about the best strategies for dealing with current crises and planning to avoid crisis situations in the future.  As a solution-driven and empathetic person, Bailey is excited by the opportunity to meet clients’ needs and help them reach desired outcomes. Her analytical skills and patience serve her well as she helps clients navigate unique challenges and achieve their goals.  In addition to assisting clients with issues of aging and disability, she also handles estate administration or probate cases.

Throughout law school Bailey focused her studies on estate planning, tax law, and elder law. She took advantage of several practical opportunities to apply her legal knowledge and learn more about courts and law. She spent a summer clerking for two judges, which prepared her for working in the court system, and she held several internships involving estate planning, tax planning, personal injury, and bankruptcy. Her mentor encouraged her to pursue opportunities in diverse areas of law so that she could identify her true purpose. While she enjoyed aspects of all her experiences, she was sold on estate planning after her first internship. “I knew in my heart that I was meant to serve elders and their families,” she says.  She aims to become a certified elder law attorney.

Education:
Tennessee Technological University, Bachelor of Science in Communications, 2011

Regent University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2014

Memberships/Accreditations:
Tennessee Bar Association
Knoxville Bar Association Law Firm Technology Committee
Knoxville Bar Association Barristers, Young Lawyers Division
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

VA Accredited

What is the problem you are best at solving for your clients?

My clients entrust me with matters that are deeply personal and sometimes tragic.  By approaching the challenges they are facing with a balance of sensitivity and pragmatism, I help them to resolve complex legal and financial problems and reach the best possible outcomes.

What excites you about your work and the contribution you make to the ELET team?

I love working closely with my clients, learning their stories, earning their trust, and finding creative solutions to their unique situations.  It is exciting to see how my work changes real people’s lives for the better.

What do you love most about ELET?

While we are a diverse group of individuals, everyone on our team supports our firm’s vision and wants to be a part of the team. No one on our staff simply has a job at ELET. We are all here because we believe in our work and care about our community.

Where can we find you when you’re not working?

I spend most of my free time with my family.  I am fortunate to have a large, close-knit family including my husband James, lots of extended family, and my parents, who I love dearly.

Fun fact:

I love animals and was a member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund in law school. I have two pugs, Mosley and Sophia, who love to hang out on Market Square on Saturdays, especially when the Biscuit Festival is happening!