William J.Flynn, B.S., D-ABFDE
Owner and Chief Forensic Document Examiner
William J. Flynn is owner and president of Affiliated Forensic Laboratory. He co-founded the company in 1983, when he was working in the Questioned Document Unit of the Arizona Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory. Since his retirement from the state laboratory in 1991, he has worked at AFL full-time. Bill began his training in questioned documents in 1968 while a detective with Philadelphia Police Department Crime Laboratory. He was certified by the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners (ABFDE) in 1978, shortly after its establishment. Bill is a co-founder and past president of the Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners, a past president of ABFDE, and a member of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners as well as the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. In February 2009, the Academy gave Bill the Ordway Hilton Award for “outstanding contributions to the field of forensic document examination.” He is the author of 2 chapters in the recently updated Hilton text, Scientific Examination of Questioned Documents (Second Edition).
Kathleen Annunziata Nicolaides, B.A., D-ABFDE
Forensic Document Examiner
Kathleen Annunziata Nicolaides graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton (now Binghamton University) with a BA in Literature and the English Language. Kathy trained with William J. Flynn from October 1998 – August 2001 and was certified by the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners (ABFDE) in November 2005. She is a member of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, the Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners (SWAFDE), and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Kathy is past Secretary of the ABFDE, past Secretary and Newsletter Editor for SWAFDE, and past Editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners.
Alan M. Kreitl, B.S., D-ABFDE
Forensic Document Examiner
Alan Kreitl is a full-time examiner at the Arizona Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory and a part-time examiner at AFL. Alan holds a BS in Forensic Science from Michigan State University. After conducting drug analyses at AZ DPS for 4 years, Alan trained with Howard A. Birnbaum in the AZ DPS questioned document unit and completed his training March 2000. He is now the senior forensic document examiner and technical leader at the state crime laboratory. Alan has been working with Affiliated Forensic Laboratory since 2006. He is a member of the Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners, where he currently serves on the board as the Mountain Region’s representative. Alan was certified by the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners in 2014.