Welding Expert Witnesses

Welding expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on welding. The welding expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Failure Analysis, Metallurgy, OSHA, Safety, and Slip Trip & Fall.

Andy Nieto, CSP, CHST

Safety Litigation Services LLC

Saint Charles, Illinois
Safety, OSHA - Safety Liability Expert, Construction Safety, Industrial Safety, Multi-Employer work site, OSHA regulations, Accident investigation, Cranes and Rigging, Electrical, Lock out/Tag out, Trenching and Excavation, Ladders/Stairs, Slips, Trips, Falls, Confined Space, Fall Protection, Welding, Demolition
Mr. Nieto is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST). His work is performed in support of safety liability matters pertaining to both the construction and industrial sectors. He has investigated, analyzed, and prepared professional opinions in over 350 safety matters, and has offered testimony on over 70 occasions in jurisdictions nationwide.

D.R. Foster, PhD, PE

Expert Welding Engineering and Inspection

Swedesboro, New Jersey
Failure Analysis, Safety - Welding Engineering, Weld Failures, Welding Design, Industrial Safety, 3D Printing of Metals, Welding, Welding Safety, Inspection, Welding Metallurgy, Welding Defects, Torch cutting, Forensics, Codes Compliance, Non-Destructive Testing, Manufacturing, Marine, Navy, Aerospace, Military, ASME, AWS
Dr. D.R. Foster is the Principal Engineer at Expert Welding Engineering and Inspection, where he focuses on welding engineering consulting, inspection, and the training of engineers and technicians. Dr. Foster is an expert in regard to the design, manufacture, testing, and safety associated with welded structures. In addition to Dr. Foster’s significant experience in the field of welding engineering in both academia and industry, Dr. Foster possesses a BS, MS, and PhD in Welding Engineering. Strongly dedicated to his craft, Dr. Foster has earned multiple certifications related to fields of welding engineering and inspection. These certifications include Certified Welder (CW), Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Certified Welding Supervisor (CWS), Certified NDT Level III Inspector (NDT III) and Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), all of which have prepared Dr. Foster exceptionally well to properly analyze failures and other welding problems that are the subject of litigation. Dr. F...

Barry Formisano

Formisano & Associates, Inc.

Gardiner, New York
Failure Analysis, Metallurgy - Weld Failures, Welding Safety, Welding Processes, Weld Inspection and testing, Weld Engineering, Weld Metallurgy, Brazing and soldering, Manufacturing Weld Defects, Weld Structural Fabrication, Pipeline Weld Failures, Welding Codes Compliance, Construction Weld Failures, Welding Consulting
I have been an independent welding consultant since 1992, with 30+ years experience in the welding industry involving research and development and industrial applications of welding procedure qualifications of record, welding procedure specifications, welding fabrication, welder performance qualifications, nondestructive and destructive inspection and testing of welds, and weld failure analysis. As a consulting and testifying expert witness I have been qualified by Courts in several states; and have been retained by both plaintiffs and defendants for lawsuits involving product liability, manufacturing defects, personal injury and code compliance. I hold degrees in Welding Technology, Mathematics and Science; in addition to college level teaching credentials in the field of welding. Previous employment includes positions with the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Laboratory; these positions required a high level security "Q" clearance. I ha...

Roger H Hanson, CSHO

Critical Construction Consultation

La Porte, Texas
OSHA, Slip Trip & Fall - Fall Prevention , Material Handling , Electrical Safety, Signs Signals Barricades, Ladders, Stairways , Working at Heights, Hand Tools, Steel Erection, Excavation, General Safety, Welding, Scaffolding, Confined Space, PPE, HazMat, Aerial Man Lifts, Respirators, Fire Prevention, Cranes and Rigging
30 plus years in construction of which14 years in construction safety. Achieved a Certified Safety and Health Official from Texas A&M University College of Engineering TEEX in 2013. Employed by TEEX from 2013-2015 as an Adjunct Professor teaching OSHA related course. Subject Mater Expert Student Fall Prevention/Protection Textbook TEEX. Train the Trainer OSHA CFR 1926 Train the Trainer industrial and Extendable-boom Forklifts, Aerial Manlifts, Structural and Aerial Suspension Scaffolding. Served in the USAF 3 years 3 months and 15 days as a C130 Aircraft Electrical Tech. Received an Honorable Discharge. Expert Witness Construction Fall Protection Cause 37360 223 District Court Gray County Settled prior to trial. Oilfield Crane-Rigging-Signaling Cause B192-633 District Court Jefferson County Settled prior to trial. Construction Motorized Manlift Cause 67795-A Smith County Settled prior to trial. Constuction Concrete Pumping Cause DC-17-10426 284th Judicial District Court Settled pr...