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Joshua Newville

Attorney | Mediator

Josh Newville litigates employment and civil rights matters, provides corporate advisory services, and serves as a mediator for civil cases in Minnesota and Wisconsin. 


Josh has successfully litigated high-profile disputes and obtained millions of dollars for his clients. His achievements include winning marriage equality in South Dakota and securing precedent-setting legal protections for undocumented Minnesotans. He’s handled successful cases on behalf of people who have suffered disability discriminationracial discriminationretaliationsexual orientation discriminationsexual harassmentage discriminationexcessive force, and more.

Beyond litigation, Josh serves as outside general counsel, officer, and board member at a multi-state manufacturing business. As a Rule 114 qualified neutral, he mediates civil cases, conducts internal investigations, and resolves workplace conflict. To that end, Josh launched MN Resolve with the goal of empowering parties to take control over the resolution of their disputes.

Josh’s work has been recognized by Super Lawyers, the National Trial Lawyers, and The Advocate.  He was the 2016 recipient of the MLBA Equality & Justice Award. 

In addition to teaching as an adjunct law professor, Josh contributes to the legal profession by serving as an ethics investigator and through various court and bar association capacities.

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