Barry Formisano Expert Witness

Contact Information

  • Company: Formisano & Associates, Inc.
  • Phone: (845) 255-8225
  • Cell: (914) 388-0155
  • Fax: (845) 255-8225
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Failure Analysis and Metallurgy

Specialty Focus: 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

Years in Practice: 30+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 3


Additional Information

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 has 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 have been an AWS Certified Welding Inspector for over 25 years. As an independent welding consultant I routinely author welding procedures and welding specifications, perform weld inspections, conduct welder qualification testing and weld failure analysis for many Fortune 500 companies. I have served on many technical advisory committees and I am currently a member of the American Bar Association's - Design Division Committee of Construction Law.