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, and has litigated several cases relating to the misappropriation of business trade secrets.

Prior to joining Casner & Edwards, LLP from a mid-sized Boston litigation firm, Ed was an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 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 numerous schools, along with their employees, teachers, and students in various school-related legal disputes. Ed has served as independent counsel in several investigations in sexual misconduct at private secondary schools and has been appointed as an external investigator in a recent Title IX investigation at the college level.

Ed is currently on the Massachusetts Joint Bar Committee, which is responsible for reviewing the qualifications of judicial applicants. Ed has also served on the Boston Bar Association as Co-Chair of the Litigation Section, Co-Chair of the Task Force on Confidential Settlement Agreements, and on its Planning Committee. 

Ed has served on the Public Works Building Committee and Harbor Development Committee for 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