Staff: Ashley N. Marsh
Staff Phone: 205-795-6549
  • Alabama
  • Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
  • Birmingham-Southern College, 2002, Bachelor of Arts, History
  • University of Alabama Manderson Graduate School of Business, 2006, Master of Business Administration
  • University of Alabama School of Law, 2006, J.D. (Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society; Research Editor, Developmental Editor, Junior Editor, Law & Psychology Review

Jansen Voss has developed a diverse defense litigation and appellate practice in both state and federal courts in Alabama and Mississippi. He represents a wide range of businesses, governmental entities, and individuals in complex personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, as well as business disputes and breach of contract matters.

Jansen represents doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals in medical malpractice lawsuits. He handles matters before professional licensing boards – including the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners, Alabama Board of Nursing, Alabama Board of Pharmacy, and the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling. Jansen has represented a number of orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, ophthalmologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and correctional medical professionals.

He represents municipalities, governmental entities, officials, law enforcement officers, and other governmental employees in a wide range of matters including § 1983 Civil Rights actions arising out of unlawful search and seizure, false arrest, excessive force, deliberate indifference to medical needs, and violations of due process.

Jansen represents medical device manufacturers including manufacturers of adaptive medical equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers, medical lasers, oxygen concentrators, and drug manufacturers.

He represents restaurants, bars, breweries, and hotels in Dram Shop lawsuits. He also assists clients with regulatory and licensing matters before the Alabama Beverage Control Board.

Additionally, Jansen represents construction industry professionals, architects and engineers in construction defect cases and contract disputes.

  • Alabama State Bar: Served the State Bar in numerous capacities including being a member of various task forces, speaker at Bar events, and serving on the State Bar Leadership Forum Committee
  • The Mississippi Bar: Member
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA): Member
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI): Member
  • Birmingham Bar Association: Served in a number of leadership roles including the Entertainment Committee and the Future Leaders Forum
  • Birmingham Bar Foundation: Member, Board of Directors
  • Alabama Brewers Guild Membership
  • Birmingham Inns of Court: Member
  • Jefferson, Blount, St. Clair County Mental Health Center: Executive Committee of the Board
  • LifeSouth Community Blood Centers: Board of Directors
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 in the fields of Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law
  • Selected for inclusion by Mid-South Region Super Lawyers® in 2018-2019 as a “Rising Star” in the field of civil litigation defense
  • Selected as a member of the Birmingham Business Journal‘s 2020 “Top 40 Under 40” class
  • Selected for inclusion in Benchmark Litigation’s “Under 40 Hotlist” for Alabama, 2018-2020
  • Recognized in 2017-2018 as a “Rising Star Lawyer” by the Birmingham Business Journal
  • After being assigned a case by an insurance carrier and instructed to simply settle it with the plaintiffs for the $2 million policy limit, Defense counsel successfully applied a damages cap applicable to public nonprofit entities. The plaintiffs’ recovery was limited to $200,000 – saving the insurance carrier $1.8 million.
  • Obtained the dismissal of a municipality and a law enforcement officer in an excessive force case in federal court.
  • Obtained the dismissal of a suit against a Public Charter School where the plaintiffs failed to exhaust administrative remedies. The trial court denied our Motion to Dismiss and we filed a Writ of Mandamus to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals issued the  Writ directing the trial court to enter an Order granting the client’s Motion to Dismiss.
  • Obtained the dismissal of an out-patient mental health provider where the plaintiff alleged she suffered Stevens-Johnson Syndrome after the mental health provider prescribed certain medications.
  • Resolved a $6.6 million tornado property damage claim for less than the cost of defense. Jansen conducted an extensive pre-suit investigation involving surveyors, civil engineers, structural engineers, and roofing specialists. The investigation revealed pre-existing structural damage pre-dating the tornado leading to a favorable resolution of the claim for the insurance carrier.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a mental health provider in a stabbing at an in-patient drug rehabilitation facility. The plaintiff failed to show the defendant knew or should have known that the perpetrator would stab the plaintiff. The dismissal was later affirmed on appeal.
  • Obtained the dismissal of municipal jail healthcare providers where the plaintiff alleged the healthcare providers were deliberately indifferent to his serious medical needs by leaving the plaintiff in solitary confinement.
  • Obtained the dismissal of an Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist insurance carrier in a wrongful death automobile accident.
  • Obtained the dismissal of a wheelchair manufacturer in a complex products liability case where extensive discovery revealed the durable medical equipment dealer altered the subject’s wheelchair after manufacture and misrepresented the wheelchair as new at the time of sale.
  • Obtained summary judgment and dismissal for a mental health provider involving the death of an inmate in a county jail. The plaintiff alleged that the mental health center’s failure to care and treat the plaintiff for severe mental health issues immediately prior to her incarceration caused and contributed to her death. The plaintiff failed to proffer sufficient expert testimony to support the medical malpractice claim.
  • Obtained the dismissal of an Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling complaint against a therapist accused of sexual contact with former clients and other inappropriate behavior.
  • Obtained a summary judgment for an insurance agent in a lawsuit alleging the insurance agent failed to procure appropriate insurance coverage and failed to report the loss in a timely manner. The resulting loss included extensive mol and water damage to the insured’s/ plaintiffs’ home. Defense counsel argued that the insurance agent did not voluntarily assume a duty to inspect the loss or oversee the adjustment of the loss. Defense counsel further argued that the insureds/plaintiffs were guilty of contributory negligence and that the insurance agent was not guilty of wantonness or fraudulent misrepresentation.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a religious organization in a lawsuit alleging the organization libeled and slandered the plaintiff in an article published in a religious publication. The trial court found the publication was not an agent of the religious organization and was not controlled by the organization. The trial court held the organization had no control over the articles published. The trial court further held the article at issue was not defamatory as a matter of law.
  • Obtained partial summary judgment in favor of a community mental health provider and a psychiatrist. A woman was murdered by her husband shortly after he was discharged from an in-patient psychiatric facility. The court granted the defense counsel’s motion for summary judgment on the plaintiff’s negligent hiring, training, and supervision claims, as well as wantonness claims.
  • Ex parte Washington County, Students First, 2020 WL 3023259 (Ala. Ct. Cir. App. June 5, 2020)
  • Ex parte Washington County, Students First, 2020 WL 4724425 (Ala. S. Ct. August 14, 2020)
  • Hutchinson v. Bates, 2019 WL 5265276
  • Ex parte U.S.A. Water Ski, 135 So. 3d. 247 (Ala. 2013)
  • Ex parte Northwest Alabama Mental Health Center, 68 So. 3d 792 (Ala. 2011)
  • Ex parte L & D Transportation, 70 So. 3d 322 (Ala. 2011)
  • Robertson v. Cheaha Regional Mental Health, 111 So. 3d. 773 (Ala. 2011)
  • Presenter, Alabama Defense Lawyer’s Association, 2019-2020 Case Law Update for the Tort & Commercial Defense Practitioner (Nov. 5, 2020)
  • Presenter, Alabama Insurance Data Security Law, Alabama Property and Casualty Adjusters Association (March 2, 2020)
  • M. Jansen Voss, Mental Health Records, Current Issues Confronting the Practitioner, Journal of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, Spring, 2019
  • Presenter, Business Strategy for Lawyers and Law Firms, Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting (July 2017)
  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice for Patient Assaults, Murders and Suicides, Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association’s Spring Conference (April 2017)
  • Panelist, Business of Being a Lawyer, CLE seminar, University of Alabama School of Law (August 2015)
  • Presenter, Medical Records and Medical Malpractice Seminar, Woodrow Healthcare’s Home Health and Hospice Conference (September 2014, September 2015)
  • Guest Lecturer, Civil Mediation, Cumberland School of Law (September 2012)
  • Guest Lecturer, Civil Mediation, Birmingham School of Law (June 2012, March 2014, July 2014)
  • Presenter, Medical Malpractice for Psychiatrists (Grand Rounds presentation), University of South Alabama School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry (November 2011)
  • Presenter, Mental Health Malpractice Seminar, Capitol Care South (June 2011)
  • Presenter, Mental Health Malpractice Seminar, Alabama Association of Behavior Analysis annual  conference (November 2010)

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