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At a Glance

Uppers

“The friendly people and inclusivity.”

“Intelligent management, fair treatment, high-quality work, very good compensation.”

Downers

“Very demanding at times. Training issues.”

“Don't always have a clear direction on my future at the firm.”

About Bush Seyferth PLLC

Bush Seyferth PLLC is a Michigan-based litigation boutique with a nationwide reach. With about 30 attorneys on staff, the firm has offices in Troy, Michigan and outside of Houston, Texas.

Litigation Trio

Now going by BSP Law, Bush Seyferth was originally founded in 2003 as BSK Law when Cheryl Bush, Patrick Seyferth, and Raymond Kethledge teamed up to build a boutique litigation and appellate powerhouse—and their vision has come to fruition. The founders themselves are indicative of the caliber of legal talent the firm employs. Among other impressive stats, Cheryl Bush has won 95.97% of her jury trials; Patrick Seyferth has successfully handled high-profile class action, commercial litigation, and catastrophic product liability matters in 23 states; and Raymond Kethledge, no longer at the firm, was appointed to the Sixth Circuit bench in 2008.

Motions and Millions

BSP Law represents clients with all kinds of litigation needs—the firm’s areas of expertise include product liability, class actions and other complex commercial litigation, national coordinating discovery, critical motions, appeals, fact investigation, government cases, and alternative dispute resolution. And the firm isn’t afraid to handle any subject matter, from construction to environmental law to advanced technology. The firm's roster of high-profile clients across industries speaks to its range: The list includes Ford Motor Company, General Motors, U-Haul, Veolia, Transamerica Life Insurance Company, and Daimler Trucks North America.

BSP Law boasts a list of victories that covers all points on the litigation spectrum. The firm has defeated multiple class certifications in high-dollar cases, including in a putative nationwide class action seeking more than $1 billion from Volkswagen Group of America, OnStar, and other defendants, and in a construction matter with a putative class seeking more than $2 billion from the defendants. The firm is no stranger to winning on summary judgment and defending those decisions in state and federal courts, and it has also helped clients achieve very favorable settlement agreements. But no doubt, the firm can see a case through to the end—for example, the firm recently obtained a complete defense verdict on behalf of Ford Motor Company in a product liability case—and beyond, with a number of appellate victories on its resume.

New Year, New Space

In September 2019, BSP Law opened its sleek new office within the Liberty Center in Troy, Michigan. In addition to installing lots of glass to ensure an open-concept, collaborative feel, the firm also had its “tech forward” hat on during the design phase. The firm is equipped with top-of-the-line technology, from video conferencing equipment to lights that automatically dim according to the level of sunlight in the room. And the firm didn’t skimp on amenities. The office includes a fully-equipped gym and locker room, a kitchen with beer on tap, and a whimsical “Tiny Human Center”—a colorful, kid-friendly space full of books and toys to keep children entertained while their parents get to work. In February 2022, BSP Law opened a second location outside of Houston, Texas designed with the same top-tier technology, fully stocked kitchen, and family-friendly workspace. The office is also next to the Golf Club of Houston, allowing attorneys to network with clients and unwind after work without battling Houston traffic.

News & Awards

NOTABLE CASES
  • Successfully represented the Michigan Senate and Michigan House of Representatives in a lawsuit against the governor, resulting in a Michigan Supreme Court opinion declaring that the governor’s executive orders were unconstitutional. One justice of the Michigan Supreme Court called the case “arguably the most significant constitutional question presented to this Court in the last 50 years.”

     

  • Defeated class certification and settled named plaintiffs’ claims for nominal amounts in putative nationwide class action seeking over $1 billion from Volkswagen Group of America, OnStar, and others.

     

  • Defeated class certification in construction defect putative class action involving tens of thousands of homes and seeking $2 billion in punitive damages on behalf of PulteHomes.

     

  • Won favorable pre-trial and trial rulings in a product liability action against Ford Motor Company, leading the plaintiff to abandon millions in claimed damages and helping the trial team obtain a complete defense verdict.

     

AWARDS & ACCOLADES
  • Band 1 Ranking for Product Liability: Automobile (Nationwide), 2023 -- Chambers & Partners
  • Band 3 Ranking for Litigation: General Commercial (Michigan), 2023 – Chambers & Partners
  • Michigan Law Firm of the Year, 2023 & 2024 – Benchmark Litigation
  • Mansfield Rule for Midsize Law Firms Certified Plus, 2023 – Diversity Lab
Bush Seyferth PLLC

100 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Ste. 400
Troy, MI 48084
Phone: (248) 822-7800

Firm Stats

Chair: Patrick Seyferth
Hiring Partner: Moheeb Murray
Total No. Attorneys (2024):
1 - 50
Billable-Hour Requirement:
To be bonus eligible, the firm expects associates to bill 1,900 hours. Up to 30 hours of credit is given for firm-approved pro bono work, and up to 25 hours are given for time spent on firm-approved diversity, equity, and inclusion work.

Base Salary

The firm operates on a lockstep salary structure. All attorneys’ compensation is evaluated individually and holistically based on experience and merit.

Employment Contact

Lena Gonzalez
Senior Associate / Professional Development & Diversity Director
(248) 822-7850
gonzalez@bsplaw.com
General Recruiting Email: careers@bsplaw.com

No. of U.S. Offices: 2

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Troy, MI
Houston, TX

Major Departments

Business & Commercial Litigation
Class Action Litigation
Appeals and Critical Motions
Fact Investigations
Insurance Litigation
National Coordinating Discovery
Product Liability Litigation & Advanced Technologies
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.