Joshua Newville

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Rights Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Madia Law LLC
 | 323 Washington Avenue North, #200
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-349-2743
Fax: 612-235-3357
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Rights (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Constitutional Law (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Joshua Newville, a Partner at Madia Law LLC, represents clients from throughout the state of Minnesota and the surrounding region from his office in Minneapolis. Mr. Newville works as a trial lawyer on cases that involve employment law, civil rights law, business law and constitutional law. His desire to defend plaintiffs from unfair actions extends also to victims of wage disputes, whistleblower retaliation, workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, employment contract disputes and police misconduct like excessive force and unreasonable searches.

    Prior to law school, Mr. Newville attended the University of Minnesota, earning his Bachelor of Arts in 2009. He then went on to earn his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School cum laude in 2012. Admitted to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin, Mr. Newville is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

    As a tenacious litigator, Mr. Newville has frequently achieved his clients’ goals at trial and on appeal. Favorable trial verdicts, summary judgments and settlements have been gained for businesses and individuals. His defense of same-sex couples put him at the heart of the legal struggle for marriage equality. During his career, he acted as a lead attorney on two civil rights cases that became nationally recognized.

    Mr. Newville continually pursues additional insights into his fields of practice through membership in the Minnesota State Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin and the National Employment Lawyers Association. His dedication to LGBT rights earned him a place at the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association and The National LGBT Bar Association.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Civil Rights
    • 20%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 20%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Constitutional Law
    • 10%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Americans with Disabilities Act, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Disability, Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Non-Compete Agreements


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    Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020

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    Admitted: 2013, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage:


    • Equality & Justice Award, Minnesota Lavender Bar Association, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Minnesota Supreme Court
    • United States District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • State Bar of Wisconsin
    • Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association
    • National LGBT Bar Association
    • United States District Court – Western District of Wisconsin
    • United States Court of Appeals – Eighth Circuit
    • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • National Employment Lawyers Association, MN Chapter, Board of Directors
    • Hennepin County Bar Association
    • Wisconsin Supreme Court
    • United States District Court – District of North Dakota
    • United States District Court – District of Minnesota
    • National Employment Lawyers Association
    • Minnesota Lavender Bar Association

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lecturer, The Collateral Legal Consequences of Obergefell v. Hodges, Minnesota State Bar Association, August 2015
    • Lecturer, Top 7 Civil Litigation Mistakes, National Business Institute, September 2015
    • Lecturer, Employment Law Matters Involving Undocumented Workers, National Employment Lawyers Association: MN Chapter, December 2015
    • Lecturer, Police Liability, National Business Institute, April 2016
    • Speaker, Civil Rights: How Far Have We Come? An Update for MLK Jr. Day, Hennepin County Technical College, January 2015
    • Speaker, The Supreme Court & Marriage Equality, The American Constitution Society, May 2015
    • Speaker, The Supreme Court & Marriage Equality, The American Constitution Society, May 2015
    • Speaker, Understanding The Supreme Court, Hudson High School, May 2015
    • Speaker, What to Expect at the Supreme Court, MEUSA National Community Call, April 2015
    • Speaker, Handling Large Scale Civil Rights Cases, University of Minnesota Law School, March 2015
    • Speaker, What We Can Learn From Matthew Shepard, Dakotas’ Equality Summit, January 2015
    • Speaker, The Supreme Court Grants Cert!, MEUSA National Community Call, January 2015
    • Speaker, Marriage Equality in South Dakota, Sioux Falls Pride, June 2014
    • Speaker, Marriage Equality in North Dakota, Fargo-Moorhead Pride, August 2014
    • Speaker, Protecting Employee Rights in Private Schools, Argument of the Month Club – Men’s Forum for Catholic Apologetics, May 2014
    • Speaker, The Road to Law School, University of St. Thomas, October 2012, October 2013, October 2014
    • Speaker, Planning for Law School, University of Minnesota, February 2013, February 2015, April 2016
    • The Supreme Court and Marriage Equality, The Hennepin Lawyer, May 2015
    • Lecturer, E-Discovery for the Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyer, National Employment Lawyers Association: MN Chapter, November 2014
    • Lecturer, Civil Rights Litigation: Police Misconduct and Brutality, National Business Institute, January 2015
    • Lecturer, Honeymoon Litigation: Preparing for Constitutional Issues Post Marriage Equality, Minnesota Lavender Bar Association, January 2015
    • Lecturer, Police Liability, National Business Institute, June 2015


    • Rosenbrahn v. Daugaard, 799 F. 3d 918 (8th Cir. 2015)
    • Sanchez v. Dahlke Trailer Sales, Inc., A15-1183, (Minn. App., 2016)
    • United States of America ex rel. Danielle Ailts Campeau v. NeuroScience, Inc., et al., 13-811 (W.D. Wis., 2016)
    • Ramsay v. Dalrymple, 14-CV-57 (D. N.D., 2016)

    Educational Background:

    • University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Honors: Dean’s List of Academic Excellence and National Honors Society, 2009
    • New Richmond Senior High School, High School Diploma, Honors: Class and Student Body President and Outstanding Athlete Scholastic Achievement Award, 2003

    Industry Groups

    • Civil Rights
    • Employment
    • LGBT
    • Wage And Hour


    • “Josh Newville is the lawyer we should all strive to be. He is a very rare individual. A genuine crusader--the kind of lawyer who will have books written about him someday. Only three years out of law school and he's already spearheaded and WON federal marriage equality cases in North and South Dakota. If you haven't heard of him, just "Google" his name to see his accomplishments. He is as passionate and optimistic about the law as we all should be, and he practices it as we all wish we could. No one deserves this more than he does, period.”
    • “Josh's young legal career is off to an amazing start. He was awarded The Equality and Justice Award by the MN Lavender Bar Association. This honor was bestowed on him because of his significant contributions to address equality and justice.”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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    Office Location for Joshua Newville

    323 Washington Avenue North
    Minneapolis, MN 55401

    Phone: 612-349-2743

    Fax: 612-235-3357

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