Casner & Edwards

Scott S. Spearing

Scott focuses his practice on insurance coverage issues and construction law. With more than thirty years of experience as a trial lawyer and insurance coverage counselor, he is recognized for his work in analyzing the specific risks of transactions and advising clients on how to effectively transfer risks and structure insurance programs utilizing captive insurance companies and other alternative risk-transfer mechanisms. 

Scott works with executives, risk managers, and claims managers of both national and international companies to provide comprehensive risk management consulting services, review insurance coverages, and negotiate insurance policy terms and conditions. Scott skillfully drafts custom-designed insurance policies for clients involving various types of coverages including general liability, directors and officers liability, property, terrorism, fiduciary and crime. In addition, Scott is known for his work in insurance products relating to emerging risks such as pharmaceutical exposures, sexual misconduct claims, and cyber liability. He also regularly conducts insurance program reviews, provides insurance policy audits, and insurance due diligence services.

Scott's broad trial practice includes litigation of complex insurance coverage cases, construction matters, and corporate disputes. He has tried cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country and in arbitrations in the United States and in Europe.  

Prior to joining Casner & Edwards, Scott was a shareholder and founding member of Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing, P.C.  

Scott served as a Captain for six years in the United States Marine Corps.


  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit


  • JD, Northeastern University Law School, 1992
  • BS, U.S. Naval Academy, 1984
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