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Bankruptcy Judge Mitchell to retire

Alexandria Bankruptcy Judge Stephen S. Mitchell is retiring in August, and the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is seeking applications for his successor.

Mitchell, 65, was appointed to the bankruptcy court in December 1994 after practicing law for 15 years in Alexandria with the general practice firm of McKinley, Schmidtlein & Mitchell.

After graduating from the University of Virginia and Yale Law School, Mitchell served on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps for nine years ultimately retired as a colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve.

The reorganization of US Airways was among the cases he handled as a bankruptcy judge.

Those interested in the position, which has a 14-year term and an annual salary of $160,080, should notify Samuel W. Phillips, the circuit executive for the 4th Circuit at ceo4_vacancy@ca4.uscourts.gov. His office will forward qualification standards and an application form, which must be completed and postmarked by Jan. 18.

By Alan Cooper

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