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Joshua J. Voss

Josh’s practice focuses on state government litigation, appellate practice, the Right-to-Know Law, and grand jury investigations. His experience includes appellate matters before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Superior Court, and the Commonwealth Court, as well as several matters in the Commonwealth Court’s original jurisdiction. Josh also advises clients on interactions with state government, including advice regarding enacted or pending legislation/regulations, potential challenges to state government laws and administrative decisions, and responding to state government inquiries.

Outside of the firm, Josh is a youth baseball coach and the elected secretary of the board of the local little league. He volunteers annually as a judge for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, which includes an appellate advocacy competition for high school students, and as a judge at Drexel University Thomas E. Kline School of Law for first-year oral arguments in Legal Methods.

 

Joshua J. Voss

Associate
Litigation Department
267.443.4114
717.836.7492
jvoss@kleinbard.com

Education

Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University (J.D., summa cum laude, 2009)
Valedictorian
Managing Editor, Drexel Law Review
Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Fellow

University of Iowa (B.A., with high distinction in Political Science, 2002)

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom (2000-2001)

Practice Areas

Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey
U.S. District Court, New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Highlights

Speaking and Publications

Domesticating A Foreign Document Subpoena in Pennsylvania: Save Time to Comply with Pennsylvania’s Notice Rule”, Kleinbard Blog, May, 2017.

“Pennsylvania Right to Know Law and How to Limit Public Exposure to Your Private Records”, Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce, June, 2016.

Co-Author, “Local Counsel and the UIDDA: Must You Retain? Should You Retain?”, The Legal Intelligencer, July 29, 2015.

“Filing a Pennsylvania State Court Appeal: a Guided Journey with Tips and Tricks”, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, April 2015.

Recognition and Accomplishments

Josh was recognized as a Rising Star in the area of appellate law by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in 2016.  He was also listed in Drexel Magazine’s 2016 Forty under Forty.  Drexel Magazine publishes their Forty under Forty list annually.  Their list is comprised of the most innovative, impressive and inspiring young alumni.

Prior Experience
Prior to joining Kleinbard, Josh was an associate at Conrad O’Brien PC.  He is a former federal law clerk and the valedictorian of the inaugural class of the Drexel University School of Law. Prior to practicing law, he spent several years in retail management, where he learned the importance of customer service.

Representative Matters

  • Represented two State Senators in quo warranto action against county sheriff, resulting in sheriff’s resignation after injunction hearing.
  • Successfully defended Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in Commonwealth Court and Supreme Court in matter concerning contractual and administrative law dispute with former officer.
  • Successfully sought order from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in its King’s Bench jurisdiction granting relief to the Pennsylvania Senate from a Court-ordered deadline.
  • Successfully defended constitutionality of Pennsylvania ballot question regarding retirement age for judges.
  • Defended Commonwealth Court challenge to Pennsylvania’s presidential election results.
  • Representing Pennsylvania Treasury in matter pending in the United States Supreme Court’s original jurisdiction.
  • Successfully defended municipality in appeal regarding Liquor Code matter.
  • Sought and received emergency injunctive relief from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court regarding discovery of sensitive client documents.
  • Sought and received allocatur in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a Right-to-Know Law matter involving the attorney-client privilege and issues of waiver.
  • Prosecuted statutory and constitutional challenge to federal law, seeking and receiving emergency injunctive relief from the Third Circuit on appeal.
  • Represented Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman in successfully suing the NCAA to revoke the NCAA’s “Consent Decree” and all accompanying punishments on Penn State University, and in defending the constitutionality of a state law directing the NCAA’s unprecedented $60 million fine of Penn State fund child abuse programs in Pennsylvania.
  • Defended attorney in discovery challenge related to multibillion dollar fraud and RICO civil suit.
  • Defended constitutionality of state law in First Amendment challenge in federal court.
  • Represented the Pennsylvania Senate Majority Caucus before the Commonwealth Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a lawsuit successfully challenging the Governor’s authority to terminate the Executive Director of the Office of Open Records.
  • Represented grocery store in appeal to the Commonwealth Court from administrative agency decision; sought and received an injunction pending appeal after administrative agency first denied the request.

Community Activities

Outside of the firm, Josh is a youth baseball coach and the elected secretary of the board of the local little league. He volunteers annually as a judge for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, which includes an appellate advocacy competition for high school students, and as a judge at Drexel University Thomas E. Kline School of Law for first-year oral arguments in Legal Methods.

Joshua J. Voss

Associate
Litigation Department
267.443.4114
717.836.7492
jvoss@kleinbard.com

Josh’s practice focuses on state government litigation, appellate practice, the Right-to-Know Law, and grand jury investigations. His experience includes appellate matters before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Superior Court, and the Commonwealth Court, as well as several matters in the Commonwealth Court’s original jurisdiction. Josh also advises clients on interactions with state government, including advice regarding enacted or pending legislation/regulations, potential challenges to state government laws and administrative decisions, and responding to state government inquiries.

Outside of the firm, Josh is a youth baseball coach and the elected secretary of the board of the local little league. He volunteers annually as a judge for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, which includes an appellate advocacy competition for high school students, and as a judge at Drexel University Thomas E. Kline School of Law for first-year oral arguments in Legal Methods.

 

Representative Matters

  • Represented two State Senators in quo warranto action against county sheriff, resulting in sheriff’s resignation after injunction hearing.
  • Successfully defended Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in Commonwealth Court and Supreme Court in matter concerning contractual and administrative law dispute with former officer.
  • Successfully sought order from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in its King’s Bench jurisdiction granting relief to the Pennsylvania Senate from a Court-ordered deadline.
  • Successfully defended constitutionality of Pennsylvania ballot question regarding retirement age for judges.
  • Defended Commonwealth Court challenge to Pennsylvania’s presidential election results.
  • Representing Pennsylvania Treasury in matter pending in the United States Supreme Court’s original jurisdiction.
  • Successfully defended municipality in appeal regarding Liquor Code matter.
  • Sought and received emergency injunctive relief from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court regarding discovery of sensitive client documents.
  • Sought and received allocatur in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a Right-to-Know Law matter involving the attorney-client privilege and issues of waiver.
  • Prosecuted statutory and constitutional challenge to federal law, seeking and receiving emergency injunctive relief from the Third Circuit on appeal.
  • Represented Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman in successfully suing the NCAA to revoke the NCAA’s “Consent Decree” and all accompanying punishments on Penn State University, and in defending the constitutionality of a state law directing the NCAA’s unprecedented $60 million fine of Penn State fund child abuse programs in Pennsylvania.
  • Defended attorney in discovery challenge related to multibillion dollar fraud and RICO civil suit.
  • Defended constitutionality of state law in First Amendment challenge in federal court.
  • Represented the Pennsylvania Senate Majority Caucus before the Commonwealth Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a lawsuit successfully challenging the Governor’s authority to terminate the Executive Director of the Office of Open Records.
  • Represented grocery store in appeal to the Commonwealth Court from administrative agency decision; sought and received an injunction pending appeal after administrative agency first denied the request.

Education

Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University (J.D., summa cum laude, 2009)
Valedictorian
Managing Editor, Drexel Law Review
Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Fellow

University of Iowa (B.A., with high distinction in Political Science, 2002)

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom (2000-2001)

Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey
U.S. District Court, New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Highlights

Speaking and Publications

Domesticating A Foreign Document Subpoena in Pennsylvania: Save Time to Comply with Pennsylvania’s Notice Rule”, Kleinbard Blog, May, 2017.

“Pennsylvania Right to Know Law and How to Limit Public Exposure to Your Private Records”, Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce, June, 2016.

Co-Author, “Local Counsel and the UIDDA: Must You Retain? Should You Retain?”, The Legal Intelligencer, July 29, 2015.

“Filing a Pennsylvania State Court Appeal: a Guided Journey with Tips and Tricks”, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, April 2015.

Recognition and Accomplishments

Josh was recognized as a Rising Star in the area of appellate law by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in 2016.  He was also listed in Drexel Magazine’s 2016 Forty under Forty.  Drexel Magazine publishes their Forty under Forty list annually.  Their list is comprised of the most innovative, impressive and inspiring young alumni.

Prior Experience
Prior to joining Kleinbard, Josh was an associate at Conrad O’Brien PC.  He is a former federal law clerk and the valedictorian of the inaugural class of the Drexel University School of Law. Prior to practicing law, he spent several years in retail management, where he learned the importance of customer service.

Community Activities

Outside of the firm, Josh is a youth baseball coach and the elected secretary of the board of the local little league. He volunteers annually as a judge for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, which includes an appellate advocacy competition for high school students, and as a judge at Drexel University Thomas E. Kline School of Law for first-year oral arguments in Legal Methods.