Casner & Edwards

Edward V. Colbert

Edward V. Colbert III has extensive experience in civil and criminal litigation. Ed’s practice often involves representing companies in business disputes involving contractual, employment, intellectual property, real estate and professional liability disputes. Ed has also represented officers, directors and shareholders of corporations in internal disputes concerning their fiduciary duties, as well as during governmental investigations and enforcement actions. 

Prior to joining Casner & Edwards, LLP, Ed was an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Since leaving that office, Ed has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General during the Big Dig Cost Recovery Process.  Ed is often called upon to represent candidate and political committees, as well as ballot question committees, and has overseen several election recounts. Ed has also represented school systems, along with their employees, teachers and students in various school-related legal disputes.
Ed is a member of the Massachusetts Joint Bar Committee, which is responsible for reviewing the qualifications of judicial nominees in the Commonwealth. Ed has also served in the Boston Bar Association as Chairman of the Litigation Section, Co-Chair of the Task Force on Confidential Settlement Agreements, and on the Long-Range Planning Committee.
Ed resides in Hingham, where he has served on the Harbor Development and Public Works Building Committees.

Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
United States District Court for the Districts of Massachusetts


Ed attended Wesleyan University, where he majored in Government and was Captain of the Men’s Ice Hockey Team.
Ed received his law degree from Suffolk Law School (cum laude, 1994).