Patience “Polly” Crozier joined GLAD in October 2016 as Senior Staff Attorney. Polly came to GLAD from private practice where her work focused on LGBTQ probate and family law, including adoption, divorce, dissolution, guardianship, paternity, parentage, name changes, gender marker changes and assisted reproduction issues. Polly has engaged in cutting-edge trial court and appellate litigation involving assisted reproduction and parentage including Hunter v. Rose (2012), Adoption of a Minor (2015), and Partanen v. Gallagher (2016). At GLAD, Polly’s work focuses on youth and family issues, including parentage protections, adoption, transgender family law, juvenile justice, and child welfare. Most recently, she has successfully worked to help pass statutory family law reforms in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
Polly is a graduate of Yale University and Boston College Law School, and she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Irma S. Raker of the Maryland Court of Appeals and to the Justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court.