Camden, N.J. – Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer is proud to announce the hiring of a new Assistant Prosecutor.

Saikrishna Srikanth was hired in March 2021 as an Assistant Prosecutor and is currently assigned to the Grand Jury Unit. Srikanth earned his law degree from the University of Maryland Francis King School of Law in 2019, earning the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in 2017. He comes to Camden County from Newark where he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mark S. Ali and a supplemental law clerk to the Honorable Stephen L. Petrillo for the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage. Prior to that position, Srikanth interned at the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office in the Appellate Unit where he gained valuable research, writing, and argument experience in a number of areas, including Post Conviction Relief.   Before earning his law degree, Srikanth earned a Master of Arts degree in History from Fordham University in 2015 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from The Pennsylvania State University in 2011. His strong interest in writing drew him to the positions of staff editor then notes and comments editor for the Maryland Journal of Business and Technology Law during law school

“We are eager to welcome Saikrishna to the talented group of Assistant Prosecutors we have at the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office,” said Mayer. “His experience interning within a fast-paced Prosecutor’s Office will serve him well at the CCPO. His well-rounded background from clerking within different areas like Criminal and Family Courts to his experience arguing in court makes him a great fit.  I’m confident he will be a wonderful addition to our office.

As part of the Grand Jury Unit, Srikanth’s duties will include appearing for the State at Centralized First Appearance Hearings and detention hearings each day, screening cases for prosecution or remand to one of Camden County’s 37 municipalities, reviewing matters for Pre-Indictment Conferences, meeting with victims to consult on possible case resolutions, preparing and presenting matters to the Grand Jury, as well as defending against Motions to Dismiss the Indictment.