Our Lawyers


Bob McCulloch

Bob was called to the Bar in 1983 and moved to Morden with his wife, Nancy in 2017. Prior to that, he lived in Treherne (since 1990) with their daughters, Lindsay and Madison, arriving on the scene shortly thereafter. Bob has volunteered locally, provincially and nationally on many organizations over the years. Provincially, Bob is a Life Member of Council of the Manitoba Bar Association and a lecturer for the Manitoba Bar Association and the Law Society of Manitoba on Wills and Estates and Practice and Technology issues. Nationally, Bob is the former Chair of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Forum of the Canadian Bar Association and has served on the National Board of Directors of Community Foundations of Canada and was selected to serve on the Canadian Bar Association's National Membership Fee Review Working Group. Bob is also an unabashed Winnipeg Blue Bomber and Winnipeg Jets fan.


Tom Mooney

Tom attended the University of Manitoba where he received an Agriculture degree in 1967 and a law degree in 1972. He has been practising law since 1973 when he moved to Carman to join the Robert McKenzie Law Firm. Since then,he and his wife Susan have resided in the Town of Carman and in the RM of Dufferin. He has been active in community organizations and has served on the boards of directors of the Carman Curling Club, the Carman Golf Club and the Carman and Community Foundation, as well as on the committee responsible for the construction of the new Carman swimming pool in 2001. He has also served as a Councillor for the Rural Municipality of Dufferin. The majority of his practice is in the areas of wills and estates, powers of attorney and real estate-related matters.


Scott Johnston

Scott was born in Russell, Manitoba, and raised in Carman where he graduated from Carman Collegiate in 1984. He attended the University of Manitoba and he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990 and his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1993. He articled in Dauphin, Manitoba with the law firm Johnston and Company, and practised law there, becoming a partner in 1995. Scott and his wife Anna moved back to Carman in 2011. Scott joined Bob McCulloch and Tom Mooney, and the law firm changed its name to McCulloch Mooney Johnston LLP at that time.

Community involvement has always been a priority. Since moving to Carman he has been active in the Carman Chamber of Commerce and the Dufferin Agricultural Society, and he currently sits on the board of the Carman Co-op and The Rainbow Residence


Chris Bowler

Chris grew up in Treherne, Manitoba. Prior to attending law school at the University of Manitoba, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba, majoring in psychology. Before completing his degree in psychology, he worked for a number of years in the biopharmaceutical industry. Chris articled with a major Winnipeg law firm in 2012. He continued to work with the same firm following his Call to the Bar in 2013. 

In the fall of 2015, Chris began working at MMJS and in the summer of 2016 he moved back home to Treherne where he continues to live with his son and daughter. 

Community involvement is important Chris. He is the president and chairman of the Tiger Hills Community Foundation, the president of the local Chamber of Commerce, is an active member of the Treherne Kinsmen Club, and helps organize the Treherne Marathon every fall. 

In his spare time Chris enjoys a variety of sports including hockey, basketball and golf. When not working, volunteering or playing sports, he can be found spending time with his kids, attending the occasional Jets game or relaxing at the cottage.


Andrew Hnatiuk

Andrew grew up on a hobby farm near Lockport, Manitoba. Before studying law, he earned a B.A. degree in Economics and Management from the University of Manitoba and a Chartered Insurance Professional designation from the Insurance Institute of Canada. Andrew worked for a number of years as an underwriter with one of Canada’s largest insurance companies, and has been actively involved with various Manitoba Charities.

Andrew earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Manitoba, and completed his articles with a Crown Corporation in Winnipeg. During law school, he worked in the legal department of the Manitoba Securities Commission; served on the editorial board at the Canadian Journal of Human Rights; and volunteered with the Legal Help Centre.

Andrew, his wife Mandy, and their four children now make their home in Manitou.


Shelley Overwater

Shelley attended the University of Manitoba’s Northern Social Work Program and received her bachelor of social work in 2004 and then went on to obtain her Juris Doctor in 2010. Upon completing law school, she articled in Morden with a local law firm and practiced briefly on her own, accumulating many fantastic clients along the way. In her spare time, Shelley can be found volunteering around the community of Morden and participating in local events.