Tammy Perry


Tammy is Paralegal to Attorney Bailey Schiermeyer.  She works closely with Bailey to ensure that the needs of each client are understood and met in a timely manner.  She prepares customized legal documents to handle each client’s specific circumstances; follows up with questions, changes, and scheduling for appointments and signings; and tracks each of Bailey’s cases from start to finish to ensure consistent and timely completion of work.  Clients are encouraged to call Tammy directly for information about the work being done on their behalf or to get messages to Bailey.  Tammy has worked as a paralegal for over twenty years, and during that time she ran her own court reporting firm.  The experience she brings to the ELET office provides a level of competency that our clients expect and deserve.  Tammy’s love for elder care is evident in her compassionate nature and ever-present smile.


Brown School of Court Reporting, Certified Court Reporter, 1980

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

Oftentimes the families I work with are struggling with matters that can be both painful and emotional.  I help to calm their nerves, answer their questions, and get the documents they need in place so that  they can focus on their families and get back to a more stable place.  I feel very fortunate to be able to work with such a dedicated and caring support system at Elder Law of East Tennessee.

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

When someone initially comes to our office, they are often confused as to how they can best care for their loved ones and what are the best choices for them and their loved ones.  To be able to explain the process to them and to provide them with options that they may not have even considered were available to them is very gratifying.  To know that I have played an important role in assisting them in planning for the future is something I am very proud of.

What do you love most about ELET?

I love that the people I work with truly care about our clients and each other and they strive to give the best service possible.  Each and every co-worker provides a level of compassion and care that I have not experienced in past employment, and it is a joy to come to work every day and work toward the common goal of doing all we can to provide excellent services to our clients and their families.

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

When I am not working, I can be found spending time with my dogs, which are all sweet rescues; riding my motorcycles; or baking something tasty in the kitchen.

Fun facts:

I became a Motorcycle Safety Instructor in 2002 and a Licensing Agent for the State of Tennessee in 2003.  Several weekends throughout the year you will find me standing in a parking lot teaching a basic rider course or an experienced rider course.