Bernice Bowley

Fillmore Riley - Manitoba


1700 - 360 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3Z3

+1 204 957 8353

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Bernice is a partner of Fillmore Riley LLP and maintains a comprehensive commercial insurance litigation practice including general insurance defence, professional errors and omissions, product liability, construction, subrogation and coverage. She also practices in the areas of municipal liability and administrative law. 

Bernice’s clients include the Municipal General Insurance Program maintained by the Association of Manitoba Municipalities and the Liability Insurance Program handled by the Manitoba School Boards Association. She is the Manitoba lawyer for a number of health-care professional liability programs. Her clients include a variety of other Canadian, American, and international insurance companies. 

She has appeared before all levels of court in Manitoba, the Federal Court of Canada, and various tribunals. 

Recently, Bernice acted as counsel to a lawyer and two real estate agents in defending an action brought against them by family members who alleged that their father was not competent to sell some land (McLeod Estate v. Cole et al., 2021 MBQB 24). The Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench dismissed all aspects of the plaintiffs’ claim. 

Bernice also counsels and represents clients in Alternative Dispute Resolutions and mediations. 

Practice areas: 

  • Administrative & Regulatory 
  • Construction 
  • Employment & Labour 
  • Insurance 
  • Litigation 
  • Municipal 


Professional Activities: 

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers 
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association 
  • Member, Manitoba Bar Association 
  • Member, Management Committee, Fillmore Riley LLP 
  • Chair, Litigation Practice Group 
  • Chair, Municipal Law Practice Group 
  • Chair, Library Committee 


Updated July 2021