Joshua A. Newville
Joshua Newville is a civil trial attorney focusing on employment law and civil rights litigation. Josh is a passionate advocate for victims of discrimination and unfair treatment. Josh is presently the lead attorney representing thirteen same-sex couples in historic challenges to North and South Dakotas’ marriage equality bans.
The first person in his extended family to attend college, Josh was born and raised in rural Wisconsin and obtained both his undergraduate and law school educations at the University of Minnesota. Prior to attending law school, Josh owned an exterior residential painting business and investigated asset loss resulting from fraud, theft, and organized crime. Josh also has over seven years of teaching experience, including at the University of Minnesota Law School and Political Science Department, and at Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions.
Josh serves on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association and on the advisory board for Orrery Consulting. An active member in the community, Josh has also served as a volunteer for Big Brothers/Big Sisters and has provided pro bono legal advice to various community organizations. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, live music, baseball, poker, and traveling.
Josh’s experience at Madia Law includes effective advocacy on behalf of a wide array of clients. From successful trial verdicts and settlements in cases involving discrimination, retaliation, police misconduct, and small business litigation, to complex wage and hour class and collective actions involving hundreds of people, Josh has been honored to help people through some of their most difficult times.
Josh focuses on employment law, wage and hour litigation, False Claims Act (qui tam) whistleblower actions, business litigation, and rights and liberties pursuant to the United States Constitution.
In law school, Josh prosecuted for the City of Richfield and handled a high-profile criminal defense matter in Hennepin County.
Juris Doctor (J.D.), 2012
University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude
—Lindquist & Vennum Merit Scholar
—Dean’s List of Academic Excellence
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), 2009
University of Minnesota—Twin Cities
—Dean’s List of Academic Excellence
—National Honors Society
High School Diploma, 2003
New Richmond Senior High School
—Class and Student Body President
—WIAA Outstanding Athlete Scholastic Achievement Award
- Employment Law
- Civil Rights & Constitutional Law
- Whistleblowing & False Claims Act (qui tam actions)
- Wage & Hour Class and Collective Actions
- Business Litigation
- Discrimination in the workplace and by public and private entities (with regard to: Race, Color, Creed, Sex/Gender, Age, Disability, Sexual Orientation, National Origin and Citizenship, Familial and Martial Status, Religion, Veteran Status, Public Assistance Status, Genetic information, Retaliation)
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- State Bar of Wisconsin
- National Employment Lawyers Association
- National Employment Lawyers Association, MN Chapter (Board of Directors)
- Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association
- Minnesota Lavender Bar Association
- Hennepin County Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- National LGBT Bar Association
State & Court Admissions
- Minnesota Supreme Court
- Wisconsin Supreme Court
- United States District Court – District of Minnesota
- United States District Court – Western District of Wisconsin
- United States District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin
- United States Court of Appeals – Eighth Circuit