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Ms. Bush has extensive first-chair trial experience and has obtained exceptionally positive results for her clients. She serves as National Counsel for a major automotive manufacturer, handling catastrophic air bag trials and coordinating discovery throughout the country. She has also tried and won cases for numerous other Fortune 500 companies. Her cases, which have spanned 30 states, often involve high-level nationwide media exposure.
She was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2008. She is a board member of the Product Liability Advisory Council, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and is engaged in the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms. Ms. Bush is also a strong supporter of Cornerstone Schools in Detroit.
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court
Eastern District of Michigan
Western District of Michigan
Law School: University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1984
Law School Honors/Involvement: Cum laude
Undergraduate School: Wayne State University, B.A., 1981
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: Magna cum laude
Delphi Automotive Systems
Hyundai Motor Company
Employment History: Before co-founding BSP in 2003, Ms. Bush was an equity partner at Dykema Gossett and
then Feeney Kellett Wienner & Bush.
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
Defense Research Institute, Member
Product Liability Advisory Council, Board Member
Women's Business Enterprise National Council, Member
National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, Member
National Association of Women Business Owners, Member
International Society of Barristers, Fellow
Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Lecturer
American Bar Association, Member
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Leading Lawyer, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2014
Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Women in the Law, 2014
The Best Lawyers in America, Business Edition, 2013
U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers , 2010-present
DBusiness. Top Lawyers, 2008-present
Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Leader in the Law, 2010
National Association of Women Business Owners, Breakthrough Award
Michigan Super Lawyers, 2011-present
AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Teaching Experience: Ms. Bush was a professor at the 2014 ABOTA Trial College, held at the Harvard Law School campus.
Ms. Bush assists in all aspects of the firm's pro-bono efforts. She is a proud sponsor of Cornerstone School's "Partners for Mentoring Program" and "Be a Tiger for Kids Day," which supports Cornerstone's scholarship fund. Ms. Bush also sits on the high school advisory board for Cornerstone. BSP's annual Golf and Tennis Classic has donated in excess of $180,000 to support educational programs for children in Detroit.
Published Legal Writing:
"Trial Strategies: Humanizing the Corporate Defendant," In-House Defense Quarterly
"So, They Want to Take Your Client's Deposition...," Michigan Lawyers Weekly
"Litigation in the Technology World," presented to the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, 2010 Annual Meeting
"Ethical Issues Associated with Cost Cutting," Product Liability Advisory Council, 2009
BSP blends world-class capabilities with the agility, personal attention and efficiency of a boutique firm. High-profile trial experience in state and federal courts from coast to coast includes first-chair corporate defense work, class actions and product liability matters. We are proud to be a woman-owned law firm.