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Stillman to retire this fall

Federal Magistrate Judge F. Bradford Stillman of Norfolk will retire in September, he says.

Stillman, 65, tells The Virginian-Pilot he plans to enjoy his family and his expected first grandchild.

Stillman’s legal career was not so placid. As lead attorney for the company that won exclusive salvage rights to Titanic artifacts, Stillman was aboard a submersible vessel that plunged two miles into the ocean to explore the wreckage of the ill-fated luxury liner.

Stillman was named a magistrate judge in 2000. His replacement will be named by the district court judges of the Eastern District.

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