Bernice Bowley

Fillmore Riley - Manitoba


1700 - 360 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3Z3

+1 204 957 8353

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Top 100 Women in Litigation

Practice area:

Municipal law
Product liability
Professional liability

Nationally recognized as a leading litigator, Bernice maintains a comprehensive commercial insurance litigation practice which includes general insurance defence, professional errors and omissions, product liability, construction, subrogation and coverage. She also practises 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 several health-care professional liability programs. Her clients include a variety of other Canadian, American and international insurance companies.

Bernice has appeared before all levels of court in Manitoba, the Federal Court of Canada and various tribunals. Although Bernice excels in court, she is equally proficient in guiding clients through alternative dispute resolution and mediation proceedings to achieve resolution.

She has received multiple distinctions for her work as a commercial litigation, professional liability and municipal practitioner. Bernice became a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America, in 2020.

As chair of the litigation practice, Bernice leads a team of high-performing lawyers in the firm’s market-leading litigation practice. Bernice is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. 

Practice Areas:

  • Administrative & Regulatory
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Employment & Labour
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Municipal

Updated July 2023