Patience is a native New Englander from Connecticut who has worked and lived around the world. Prior to joining the firm in January, 2006, her practice focused on litigation and appeals for the United States Government. This took her everywhere from England to Plattsburgh, New York, and Washington, D.C., and many more places in between. She was also a Managing Attorney at a firm in Ithaca for several years, running a unit which screened and assigned all the legal case work for a statewide program.

Patience’s practice at Sheats & Bailey emphasizes commercial construction law and litigation, preparing construction cases for everything from mediation through full scale trial. She also practices in a wide array of other matters including payment bond and lien claims, surety litigation, prevailing rate wage claims with the New York Department of Labor and large public works claims.


University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland (M.A.1987)
University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D. 1993)

Bar Admissions

1993, Wisconsin
1993, United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
1993, United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
1993, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
1999, Supreme Court of the United States
2002, New York
2007, United States District Court, Northern District of New York

Sheats & Bailey, PLLC
9650 Brewerton Road
P.O. Box 820
Brewerton, New York 13029
Telephone (315) 676-7314
Facsimile (315) 676-7189
Email: pschermer@theconstructionlaw.com