Joshua Newville

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Newville PLC
Joshua Newville
Newville PLC

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Rights; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 2013

Education: University of Minnesota Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2023
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Newville PLC

30 S 9th St
Ste 700
Minneapolis, MN 55402 Visit website


A well-known employment law and civil rights attorney, Joshua Newville is the principal and owner of his Minneapolis, Minnesota, law firm – Newville PLC, where he litigates civil rights and employment cases, mediates civil disputes, and offers employment law advice.

Mr. Newville has successfully litigated high-profile disputes and obtained favorable recoveries for his clients. His achievements include winning marriage equality in South Dakota, an employment law victory at the Minnesota Supreme Court, and a $6.2 million recovery in an employee whistleblower case. 

Mr. Newville is also outside general counsel, officer, and board member at a multi-state manufacturing business. In addition to teaching, he contributes to the legal profession by serving as an ethics investigator and through various court and bar association capacities.

Mr. Newville offers his decade of legal experience and honest commitment to clients in the Twin Cities, western Wisconsin and across Minnesota in cases involving:

  • Employment discrimination and harassment
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Whistleblower retaliation
  • Wrongful termination
  • Contracts and severance agreements
  • Police misconduct
  • Constitutional law matters

A native of Wisconsin, Mr. Newville secured his B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 2009. He earned a doctorate in law with honors from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2012.

Honoring Mr. Newville’s achievements, The National Trial Lawyers listed him in their Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorneys list. Additionally, he has received five-star reviews from his satisfied clients on Google and Avvo. He was also bestowed with the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association’s Equality & Justice Award in 2016 for his work to advance LGBTQ rights through the law.

Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Rights, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff

Focus areas

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

  • 20% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 30% Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 30% Civil Rights
  • 20% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2013, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

  • 2015–2023, Rising Star, Super Lawyers
  • 2016, Equality & Justice Award, Minnesota Lavender Bar Association
  • 2021–2023, Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Federal Practice Committee, United States District Court
  • Volunteer Mediator, Minnesota Department of Human Rights
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota And Wisconsin)
  • Rule 114 Qualified Neutral, State of Minnesota
  • Member, National LGBT Bar Association
  • Member, Public Justice Foundation
  • 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

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

“I have known Josh for more than a decade. He is one of the smartest, most hardworking, and genuine individuals I know. Josh has always been motivated by a sense of duty to provide justice and fairness, especially to the marginalized members of society. He is as true a lawyer as they come.”

“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.”

Office location for Joshua Newville

30 S 9th St
Ste 700
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-900-2563


9 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2023

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