The state Senate unanimously approved William E. Reynolds, of Absecon, as Atlantic County Prosecutor at a special session in August. 

According to media reports, in his nine weeks as acting prosecutor, Reynolds has made a definite mark, working with Atlantic City officials to start a special program to get repeat shoplifters and other criminals off the street and either into substance abuse or mental health treatment or jail. 

Reynolds replaces former Acting Prosecutor Cary Shill, who has been in the job since former Prosecutor Damon Tyner resigned last year under pressure from lawsuits and ethics charges. 

Reynolds, 48, is a Brigantine native, and has been a municipal prosecutor at various times since 2013 for Brigantine, Ventnor, Galloway Township, Port Republic, Somers Point, Egg Harbor Township. He also served for a time as conflict prosecutor for Northfield and Linwood Joint Municipal Court, according to his resume. Reynolds was a solo practitioner from 2001 to 2010, and before that was with the law offices of Morrison and Trimble in Blackwood, Camden County, from 1999 to 2001. He earned his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law in Camden in 1998.

William E. Reynolds, of Absecon, Atlantic County’s New Prosecutor