Associate Mediator

Associate MediatorThis mediator has at least 40 hours of mediation training, has mediated at least 10 cases for at least 40 hours, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to's required standards of mediation practice..Featured Member

Joshua Newville

Josh is a MN Rule 114 qualified neutral who mediates non-family civil cases, with an emphasis on employment disputes. No stranger to litigation, Josh subscribes to the adage that there’s a time to tear, and a time to mend. He launched MN Resolve with the goal of empowering parties to take control over the resolution of their disputes.

Josh is a passionate and respected lawyer. He litigates cases, provides corporate advisory services, and serves as a mediator for civil cases in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Josh’s litigation practice focuses on employment law and civil rights. He handles high-profile cases, has secured millions of dollars for his clients, and has obtained victories at the Minnesota Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals. Early in his career, Josh led the successful fight for marriage equality in two U.S. States and won precedent-setting legal protections for vulnerable Minnesotans.

Outside the courtroom, Josh mediates civil disputes, conducts internal investigations, and provides workplace dispute resolution services. He also counsels business – including serving as a board member, officer, and general counsel for a multi-million dollar manufacturing business with operations in three states.

Josh is on the Federal Practice Committee for the U.S. District Court. He is also an ethics investigator, an adjunct law professor, and previously served on the MN board of the National Employment Lawyers Association.


Josh facilitates voluntary, non-binding processes to guide parties toward a mutually beneficial resolution of their dispute. Highly engaged but neutral, Josh helps put the parties in a better position to make critical decisions about their case. Through careful preparation and deliberation, Josh tailors his mediation approach to suit the unique characteristics of each case, thus maximizing the chances for success. Josh’s experience as an employment, business, and civil rights attorney affords the parties with valuable insights during the assessment of their case.

Josh offers the preparation, knowledge and tenacity to navigate complex issues, the experience, sincerity and credibility to handle emotionally-charged situations, and the perseverance and perspective to break through impasse. He help parties find sensible solutions to tough conflict, and to gain the value of certainty and closure.


Josh was born and raised in rural Wisconsin and was the first person in his extended family to attend college, earning both his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Minnesota.

Areas Of Practice

  • ADA
  • Appellate
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Rights (discrimination)
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • General
  • Online Civil
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Police
  • Public Policy
  • School/Education
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Representational Lawyer

Fees and Provisos


Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • WAM - Wisconsin Assoc. of Mediators

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