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Joshua Newville

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Madia Newville LLC
80 S 8th St, 1850 IDS Center
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-349-2729
Fax: 612-235-3357
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2022
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business/Corporate, Civil Rights, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Josh Newville is a passionate and respected lawyer. He litigates cases, provides corporate advisory services, and serves as a mediator for civil cases in Minnesota and Wisconsin. 

Josh’s litigation practice focuses on employment law and civil rights. He handles high-profile cases, has secured millions of dollars for his clients, and has obtained victories at the Minnesota Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals. Early in his career, Josh led the successful fight for marriage equality in two U.S. States and won precedent-setting legal protections for vulnerable Minnesotans.

Josh subscribes to the adage that there’s a time to tear, and a time to mend. He launched MN Resolve with the goal of empowering parties to take control over the resolution of their disputes. He is a Rule 114 qualified mediator for civil cases, conducts internal investigations, and offers workplace dispute resolution services. Josh also counsels business – including serving as a board member, officer, and general counsel for a multi-million dollar manufacturing business with operations in three states.

Thomson Reuters has repeatedly recognized Josh as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, a distinction awarded to attorneys under 40 based on a combination of peer nominations and objective criteria. He is also included on the National Trial Lawyers list of Top 40 Under 40, was recognized nationally by The Advocate, and received the Equality & Justice Award from the MN Lavender Bar Association.

Josh is on the Federal Practice Committee for Minnesota’s U.S. District Court. He is also an ethics investigator, an adjunct law professor, and previously served on the MN board of the National Employment Lawyers Association.

Josh was born and raised in rural Wisconsin. He was the first person in his extended family to attend college, earning both his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Minnesota. Prior to law school, Josh investigated organized retail crime and owned his own exterior residential painting business. 

Josh lives in northeast Minneapolis with his husband and two dogs. In his spare time, he enjoys running, hiking, live music, baseball, and traveling.

Practice Areas
  • 20%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 20%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Civil Rights
  • 20%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Police Misconduct, Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation


8 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2022

About Joshua Newville

First Admitted: 2013, Minnesota

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Federal Practice Committee, United States District Court
  • Member, National LGBT Bar Association
  • Member, Public Justice Foundation, 2021
  • Member, Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Member, Minnesota Lavender Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member, MN Chapter - National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Investigator, 4th District Ethics Committee - Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility

Educational Background

  • B.A., University of Minnesota, 2009
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 2012


  • “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

80 S 8th St
1850 IDS Center
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-349-2729

Fax: 612-235-3357

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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