Ralph C. Crozier
Attorney Crozier’s early life prepared him to meet unusual challenges. Born January 1, 1952 on the campus of the University of Michigan he moved thereafter from state to state and Country to Country, living and studying on four different Continents. His family back ground and demand for learning made educational challenges fun and enjoyable. He attended boarding school at the world renowned Institut Montana in the Swiss Alps for four years, while his family lived in England, Switzerland and Hong Kong. He graduated salutatorian of his class in Santiago Chile at the International School Nido de Aquilas, this time nestled in the Andes Mountains. He has traveled the world visiting almost 100 countries and speaks four languages: English, Spanish, German and French.
Ralph Crozier was pushed at an early age to excel. His family’s history goes back over a thousand of years and is traced from 1066 and William the Conqueror. His family moved to Ireland in 1407. More recently his forefather Captain Francis Crozier in 1821 volunteered to join Captain William Parry’s second expedition to find the Northwest Passage and Captained the H.M.S. Fury to the North Pole. He later in 1839 joined Ross on a four year voyage to explore the Antarctic as Captain of the H.M.S. Terror and finally died in 1848 with Sir John Franklin when his ships were stuck in ice and all men died. He took six separate voyages and was the only man in history to explore both poles.
On his mothers side Attorney Crozier’s grandfather isolated Progesterone and was the developer of the birth control pill. He received his PhD in chemistry and accepted the Nobel prize and fled to Brazil from Germany to avoid the oppression of the Nazi regime. While in Brazil, he founded the Institute Butantan where he isolated crotoxin the first snake toxin to be obtained and created numerous anti venoms. Working for Howard Hughs he co-founded a bio-pharmaceutical company and was a renowned research professor of bio chemistry at the University of Miami and searched all his life for a cure for polio using snake venom.
Ralph Crozier’s Uncle Dr. Heinz Conrat a MD from Germany and PhD from Scotland was famous for the tobaccos mosaic virus and discovered RNA and completely sequenced the 158 amino acids in tobacco.
Crozier’s father Dr. Ronald Crozier was the head of the largest company in South America and a scientist in mining and metallurgy with two PhDs in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and the University of Glasgow. He ran the nitrate industry of Chile after working for Dow Chemical International as its International Business Manager and published numerous books.
At the University of Miami Attorney Crozier obtained a double degree; a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology. Continuing his education, Crozier started studying Marine Biology in its Masters program but switched and obtained a Juris Doctorate of law (JD). He was ranked top in his classes receiving numerous awards including five times best in class (book awards) and editor The University of Miami Law Review.
Prior to and during law school he worked as a summer associate at Cravath, Swaine and Moore of New York the prestigious and largest law firm in the world, working on the IBM monopoly case. In his final year he moved to Pittsburgh to work on the U.S. steel monopoly case for Eckard, Seaman, Cherin and Melot. Passing Federal and State bars in 1977 in Connecticut and desiring to live in the country, Attorney Crozier moved from New York to the Naugatuck Valley and started as an associate with Pullman, Comeley, Bradley and Reeves of Bridgeport. There under the tutelage of The Honorable Judges Ted Bassack and William Rush he studied trial law in medical malpractice, construction cases, accidents, banking and divorce.
By July 1980 Attorney Crozier, after a short period learning divorce work from Attorney Perelmutter of Perelmutter and Potash, found it time to put out his own shingle and on July 4th 1980 the law offices of Ralph C. Crozier opened with an emphasis on any type of litigation and real estate law (General Practice). He is at home creating a new LLC or corporation handling as estate or writing a will.
In the 32 years of legal practice in Connecticut (1977-2008) Attorney Crozier has been a partner in Crozier and Chase (Oxford), Crozier and Gudsnuk (Oxford), Moynahan, Ruskin, Moscolo, Minnella and Crozier (Waterbury), Temple, Crozier and Giacci (Seymour), Crozier and Giacci (Seymour) Crozier, Cummings and Gannon (Waterbury) and Crozier and Gannon (Seymour).
After opening his office twenty nine years and three offices later, Attorney Crozier can be found at 7 Wakeley Street, Seymour, CT. His office is on the off ramp of Route 8 North at exit 22 in the Naugatuck valley although Attorney Crozier can frequently be found in many Court Houses.