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Joshua Newville, Minnesota Employment Lawyer, Civil Rights Attorney, and Mediator

1984 – 2003

2003 – 2009

2009 – 2012

2012 – 2018

2018 – 2023

2023 – 

I was born and raised in Wisconsin. The first in my family to attend college, I was lucky to have amazing educators and mentors who taught me to revere knowledge, question the status quo, and always stand up for the little guy. I knew I wanted to be a lawyer in 2nd grade. In high school, I was a top athlete, class president, and newspaper editor.

My undergraduate education was at the University of Minnesota, where I majored in political science. I worked full-time during college, mostly in investigative loss prevention. For two summers, I owned and managed an exterior residential painting business that employed 18 people. 

I also went to the University of Minnesota for law school, where I focused on civil rights and employment law. While studying, I worked as a teaching assistant and as a top-rated and nationally-recognized LSAT instructor. I graduated with honors in 2012.

I started my legal career working with an excellent trial lawyer. I quickly learned a lot. By 2014, I was handling my own cases. For example, I led the successful fight for marriage equality in the Dakotas, secured legal protections for vulnerable persons at the Minnesota Supreme Court, and helped a whistleblower recover millions of dollars. In 2017, I began serving as a volunteer investigator for the lawyer discipline system. 

I made partner in late 2018 and largely managed my former law firm for four years. As the firm grew, so did I -- both personally and professionally. In 2019, I began serving as outside general counsel, officer, and board member of a multi-state manufacturing business. In 2021, I started mediating civil disputes and teaching at UMN Law School. I found it refreshing to incorporate these positive and resolution-based components to my work. In 2022, I started an investigative podcast about missing person cases.

I founded Newville PLC in 2023 and began leading the employment law practice at Halunen Law in 2024. I am grateful for, and humbled by, the opportunities and experiences I have had thus far. I am also excited about the future. If I might be helpful to you, please let me know.  

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