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Attorney Loomis, a World War II veteran, is an ex-corporate executive and a semi-retired trial and appellate lawyer.
He has been a member of the state bars of Michigan and Indiana, and currently is licensed in Texas. Also, he is privileged and honored to be a member of the bar of the most revered court in the world, the United States Supreme Court.
His legal experience runs the gamut from civil and murder trials to appeals and petitions to the Michigan Supreme Court, Indiana Supreme Court, Texas Supreme Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
And in the business world, he has spent some twenty-nine years running three corporations. In doing so, he has had to interrelate with all kinds of people.
He is an alumnus of Northwestern University. And he received his law degree from the University of Notre Dame.
But his wisdom about the role of people skills in interrelating with people is not based on academic considerations. Rather, it comes from years of dealing with people in business, legal, and family worlds.
Thus, he doesn't write and teach like he's in front of a blackboard lecturing about complex theories. That's the approach that many writers take in this area. Often their backgrounds are limited to classrooms or consultation rooms. As a result, their works are technical mumbo jumbo in stilted language that bores readers. That makes it hard to even finish such books, much less benefit from them.
In contrast, Attorney Loomis writes in a way that you don't have to be an academic to understand. He writes in a conversational way, as if he's in your kitchen talking to you over a cup of coffee or tea. The things he suggests are practical, easy to grasp, and apply.
And he is eminently qualified to help people in this area. This is because his expertise is the best type of all, practical experience in dealing with thousands of people. He has learned what he teaches the hard way, by trial and error, making mistakes and paying the consequences.
His special knowledge stems from his relations with the many employees and co-workers with whom he has been associated. He was in sales for many years. In one year, he was number one in sales out of 1500 salespersons across the USA and Canada. He has hired and trained hundreds of salespersons. And his people-skills also evolve from his contacts with clients, jurors, judges, attorneys, witnesses, legislators, business associates, and the seven children that he has raised.
Thus, his vast background in real world settings has given him a grass-roots view of the importance of people skills in relationships. Again, his teachings are not abstract theories learned from textbooks. Rather, they are real-world suggestions applicable to everyday situations. They can help anyone, regardless of educational level.
So, that's Attorney Loomis' background. And you can see why it makes him uniquely qualified in a most practical way, to write about this critically important subject. And persons who follow his counsel can take a gigantic step toward improving their people skills and their relationships with persons important to them.