TROY — Bush Seyferth PLLC is proud to announce four new partners: Bishop Bartoni, Andrew Mast, Susan McKeever, and Alison Rodney.
Bishop Bartoni focuses his practice on complex litigation, with an emphasis on product liability. He has served as co-trial counsel for a national retailer resulting in a defense verdict and as co-defense counsel for a distributor of commercial products, resulting in a summary disposition being granted in favor of Bishop’s client. Bishop graduated from the Michigan State University Detroit College of Law, magna cum laude, in 2003. He went on to clerk for Judge George E. Montgomery and Judge Roland Olzark of the State of Michigan 16th Judicial Circuit Court.
Andrew Mast focuses his practice on product liability and complex discovery matters. He has extensive experience in producing accurate and efficient results in sophisticated electronic discovery, as well as litigating automotive product liability, regulatory and contracts matters. Andrew has been included in The Best Lawyers in America© Ones to Watch: Product Liability Litigation in 2021 and 2022. Andrew graduated from Wayne State University Law School, cum laude, in 2011.
Susan McKeever is a member of BSP’s appellate, class action, and complex briefing team, representing clients at trial and on appeal in a broad range of matters in state and federal court. Susan specializes in analyzing and briefing a variety of complex issues, including constitutional law, contracts, ethics, federal rules and procedure, financial services, insurance, jurisdiction and removal, product liability, statutory interpretation, and tax. Her clients include auto manufacturers, financial services companies, home builders, insurers, and software companies. Susan has been recognized by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a “Woman in the Law” in 2021. Susan graduated from the Villanova School of Law, summa cum laude, in 1992. She went on to clerk for Judge John F. Gerry of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and, later, Judge Stephen J. Murphy III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Alison Rodney has extensive experience in the area of automotive product litigation defense with a focus on managing complex discovery and e-discovery. Alison has served as national discovery counsel on product liability and class action matters for several OEMs. Alison also counsels automotive clients regarding internal and governmental defect investigations, product recalls, TREAD reporting, compliance with regulatory consent orders, and emerging issues with connected and autonomous vehicles. Alison has been included in The Best Lawyers in America©: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants every year from 2013 – 2022. Alison graduated from Wayne State University Law School in 1994. She went on to clerk for Judge Barbara K. Hackett of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and, later, Judge George Caram Steeh of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.