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Edward V. Colbert


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Jean Tovern

Edward V. Colbert has extensive experience in complex business litigation and disputes with the government. 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.

Ed has extensive experience in education law, having represented teachers and students in various school-related legal disputes. He has also 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.

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.

Honors & Awards

Boston Magazine, "Top Lawyers" - Civil Law Litigation, 2022-2023

Massachusetts Super Lawyers - Business Litigation, 2020-2023


  • Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts

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

  • Council Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Local committees, Town of Hingham
  • Class Agent, Phillips Exeter Academy

News for Edward

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22 Casner & Edwards Attorneys Named “Top Lawyers” by Boston Magazine

21 Casner & Edwards Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers 2023

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21 Casner & Edwards Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers 2022