Casner & Edwards

Edward V. Colbert

Edward V. Colbert III has extensive experience in civil and criminal litigation. Ed’s practice often involves business disputes and government enforcement actions. He represents individuals and businesses in contractual, employment, intellectual property, real estate and professional liability cases. Ed has also represented corporate shareholders, officers and directors in internal disputes concerning their fiduciary duties, as well as during governmental investigations and enforcement actions. He often litigates cases relating to the misappropriation of business trade secrets.

Ed represents numerous schools, along with their employees, teachers, and students in various school-related legal disputes. Ed has served as independent counsel in several investigations into sexual misconduct at private secondary schools and has been appointed as an external investigator in Title IX investigations and other employment harassment cases at the college level.

Prior to joining Casner & Edwards, Ed worked for a mid-sized Boston litigation firm and was previously an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Ed is often called upon to represent ballot question committees and has overseen several election recounts.

Ed was appointed in September 2019 to serve on the Boston Bar Association's Council, the governing body of the association responsible for setting policy, making financial decisions, and providing oversight on behalf of membership. He also served on the BBA's Joint Bar Committee, Planning Committee and as Co-Chair of their Litigation Section and Task Force on Confidential Settlement Agreements.

Ed has served on local committees in the Town of Hingham and is a Class Agent for Phillips Exeter Academy.


  • Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts


  • JD, cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, 1994
  • BA, Wesleyan University, 1989


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