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Joshua A. Newville

Joshua A. Newville

Minnesota Employment Lawyer, Civil Rights Attorney, and Mediator
  • Employment Law, Civil Rights
  • Minnesota, Wisconsin
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Biography

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

Mr. Newville has successfully litigated high-profile disputes and obtained favorable recoveries for his clients. His achievements include winning marriage equality in South Dakota and securing precedent-setting legal protection for undocumented Minnesotans. He also serves as outside general counsel, officer, and board member at a multi-state manufacturing business.

A Rule 114 Qualified Neutral, Mr. Newville mediates cases, conducts internal investigations, and resolves workplace disputes. 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:

-Wrongful termination
-Whistleblower protection
-Wage and hour issues
-Workplace retaliation
-Contracts and severance agreements
-Discrimination and harassment
-Police misconduct
-Constitutional law

A native of Wisconsin, Mr. Newville obtained his B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 2009. He earned his 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 several 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.

Education
University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. | Juris Doctor
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Honors: cum laude
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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
B.A. | Political Theory
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Professional Experience
Attorney and Mediator
Newville PLC
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Owner & Investigative Podcaster
Trembling Leaf Media
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Adjunct Law Professor
University of Minnesota Law School
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Volunteer Mediator
Minnesota Department of Human Rights
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Volunteer Ethics Investigator
4th District Ethics Committee - Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board
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Partner
Madia Newville LLC
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Associate
Madia Law LLC
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Law Clerk
Madia Law LLC
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Tying the Knot: SCOTUS to Rule on Marriage Equality
Hennepin Lawyer
Speaking Engagements
Civil Rights: How Far Have We Come? An Update for MLK Jr. Day, Hennepin County Technical College
Think Again Brooklyns
What to Expect From Marriage Equality Litigation at SCOTUS, National Community Call
MESUA
Freedom to Marry at the Supreme Court, Minneapolis
American Constitution Society and the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association
LGBT Discrimination Litigation, Fighting for Civil Rights
Black Bills Center for Equality
Employment Discrimination Law and Private Religious Schools, Argument of the Month Club, St. Augustine Catholic Church
The Men's Forum for Catholic Apologetics
What Can We Learn From Matthew Shepard, Dakotas' Equality Summit, Rapid City, South Dakota
Black Hill Center for Equality and the Sioux Falls Center for Equality
Understanding the Supreme Court, Hudson, WI
Hudson High School
Conscience Protections or Discrimination?, Women's Forum Argument of the Month, St. John the Baptist Church, New Brighton, MN
Council of Catholic Women
Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Panel Debate, University of Minnesota Law School
Minnesota Justice Foundation and UMN Federalist Society
Certifications
Rule 114 Qualified Neutral
State of Minnesota
Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2015-2023
The Equality & Justice Award
Minnesota Lavendar Bar Association
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
National Employment Lawyers Association
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Public Justice Foundation
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State Bar Associations of Minnesota and Wisconsin
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Federal Bar Association
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National LGBT Bar Association
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Minnesota Lavender Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Minnesota
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Wisconsin
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8th Circuit
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Via Clio and Stripe
  • Contingent Fees
    Available for certain employment and civil rights cases.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly rates: $450.
Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Mediator for Employment Law and Civil Rights Disputes
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Websites & Blogs
Website
Newville PLC
Website
Free Online Case Review
Website
Schedule Legal Consultation or Mediation
Website
Employment Law
Website
Civil Rights
Blog
Posts from Joshua Newville, a Minnesota Attorney and Mediator focusing on Employment Law and Civil Rights
Contact & Map
Newville PLC
30 S 9th St, #700
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Telephone: (612) 900-2563
Monday: 7:30 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Please, no unscheduled visits and no soliciting. POTENTIAL NEW CLIENTS: PLEASE START BY SCHEDULING A LEGAL CONSULTATION OR BY STARTING A FREE ONLINE CASE REVIEW