Getting to Know Glenn A. Loewenthal- Miles Mediation
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Why did you want to go into law?
My Dad and I used to watch every episode of Perry Mason and The Paper Chase when I was growing up. To me those programs embodied the nobility and importance of the legal profession, and played a big part in my decision to go into law. My dad was also a lawyer, and in many ways I wanted to follow in his footsteps, both athletically and professionally, so those were my biggest influences.
What did you want to grow up to be when you were a kid?
I wanted to be a professional athlete of some kind. Again, my Dad was a big influence. He played professional baseball and semi-pro basketball. My grandfather also played professional baseball. But he never pushed me into any one sport so I played them all growing up. In the end I wasn’t good enough to be a professional in any of them, and that is when I made my final decision to go into law. I wanted to be a trial lawyer because it was the part of the legal profession that most closely reminded me of sports.
Where did you grow up?
Many would claim I have not grown up yet. I was born in Miami, Florida and lived there until I was 15, at which time I moved to Atlanta and went to Tucker High School.
What does “family” mean to you?
Family means everything. It is unconditional love and support. Whether you have daily contact or very sporadic contact with other members of your family, they are always there for you and you are always there for them.
Why do you love your job?
I love my job as a mediator because I get a level of satisfaction bringing parties together to resolve cases that I do not get as a litigator. Even though you will hear people say that a good settlement means nobody leaves happy, I have found for the most part that a good settlement leaves everyone satisfied. In litigation, after a trial, generally one side is happy and the other is not, even though both sides may have fought hard and fair to win, and both sides felt they should have won.
What is your favorite food?
That one is too hard to answer because I love food (and it shows). I love a perfectly cooked steak, a great pasta dish, most any type of seafood, Peking duck, Chik-fil-a, and the cookies at Miles.
What would you say your spirit animal is?
I have never been asked this one before. Probably a cat. I’m social when I want to be, independent when I want to be, finicky for sure, like to give and receive affection, and occasionally hack up a hairball.
What is your favorite sport?
When I was young anything, but now my favorite sport to play is golf, followed by tennis, softball and rollerblading. My favorite sport to attend is hockey, though I don’t get to do that anymore since we no longer have a hockey team. I have season tickets to UGA football and the Braves.
How do you unwind?
Golf is at the top of the list. I would play every day if I could. To me, nothing relaxes me or gets my mind off things better than a round of golf with friends or strangers. Next choice is the beach, any beach, but my favorite is Kiawah Island. Great place to relax and unwind. Other things I like to do to unwind include a nice dinner out, movies, working out, and on occasion getting together with some friends for trivia.
What is your favorite thing about Atlanta?
Atlanta is great for the things I love to do. I love to golf, and Atlanta has a lot of great places to play. I love to eat, and Atlanta has tons of great restaurants. I love sports, and Atlanta is a great place to play or watch sports. Even though I wasn’t asked, what is my least favorite thing about Atlanta? Definitely the pollen in the Spring.
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