Drowning Expert Witness

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Drowning 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 drowning. The drowning expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Aquatics Safety, Athletics & Recreation, Construction, Emergency Medicine, Maritime, Orthopedic Surgery, Risk Management, Slip Trip & Fall, and Sports Medicine.

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Capt. David G. Bacon

Santa Barbara, California
Maritime, Slip Trip & Fall - boat, boating, ship, yachts, seaworthiness, captain, crew responsibilities, marine electronics, navigation, equipment failure, vessel collision, damage, sinking, drowning, vessel operations, safety, sport fishing, charter boat, jet ski, kayak, SUP, surfboard, marina safety, marina operations
Captain David G. Bacon, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed vessel captain, is available as an expert witness on cases involving; boating accidents, slip & falls, personal injuries, issues of responsibilities and liabilities aboard vessels and on gangways and docks and piers, drowning and vessel grounding or sinking. Passenger interaction and education is an area where many liabilities are generated and I can help with those issues. I have served as a vessel charter captain for 30 years, specializing in; crew training, safety procedures, crew drills and practice, passenger safety orientation, boating accidents, slip & fall, seaworthiness, marine electronics, navigation and rules of the road, expert report writer and public speaker. During that lengthy career I have had no accident or injury claims because I am a diligent seafaring professional and I know what dangers to look for and remedy before they cause problems. I drove passenger buses and vans for 2 years with no accidents nor inj...

William N Rowley, PhD, PE Rowley and Reynolds Forensic Engineering, Inc.

Palos Verdes Estates, California
Aquatics Safety, Construction - Drowning, Swimming Accidents, Diving Accidents, Pool Filter/Heater Explosions, Suction Entrapment, Aquatic Accident Reconstruction, Swimming Pools, Spas/Jacuzzis, Swimming Pool Design/Construction, Swimming Pool Operation/Maintenance, Swimming Pool Equipment, Swimming Pool Related Patents
Dr. Rowley is a multiple-board-certified forensic engineer with over 45 years’ experience in the design, construction, and operation of swimming pools (and wading pools, spas, waterslides, etc). As Rowley International, he designed or renovated over 700 commercial aquatic facilities and waterparks worldwide, including the 1984 Olympics swimming pools at the University of Southern California, the White House pool, the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training Tank for the US Navy, the pools for the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa at Kaanapali Beach, and renovating the 1932 Olympics swimming pools and Hearst Castle’s outdoor Neptune Pool. Dr. Rowley is a registered professional engineer in 29 states and provides expert witness services in all 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii. He has also been retained in US territories, Canada, Mexico, and Colombia. He works with both plaintiff and defense. He has been retained in over 1,000 aquatic-related cases, has been deposed more than 3...

Shawn P. DeRosa, JD DeRosa Aquatic Consulting

Orlando, Florida
Aquatics Safety, Athletics & Recreation - Drowning, Lifeguard, Swimming Pool, Beach, Spinal Injury, Water Safety, Hot Tub, Spa, Aquatic Safety, Recreation, Water Rescue, Pool Operations
Shawn DeRosa is a nationally-recognized expert in water safety, having twice been selected by Aquatics International Magazine as one of the "Power 25" people in aquatics. Through his consulting company, DeRosa Aquatic Consulting, Shawn helps agencies minimize risks and improve safety through high-quality education and training programs. As an expert witness, Shawn combines his training as a lawyer with his years of experience as an aquatic director to provide litigation support services in a variety of pool and beach cases. Over the years, Shawn has worked closely with the American Red Cross in the development of Red Cross lifeguarding, CPR and water safety programs. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events and has authored a variety of articles concerning risk management, pool operations and water safety. He is also a contributing author to two textbooks, The Complete Swimming Pool Reference and Safer Beaches.

Andrew Schmidt, DO, MPH Surf Emergency Resources, LLC

Jacksonville, Florida
Emergency Medicine, Aquatics Safety - Drowning, Submersion, Lifeguarding, EMS, Wilderness Medicine, Water Safety, drowning resuscitation
I am an academic emergency physician in Florida with a focus in pre-hospital medicine. My primary areas of research and teaching are drowning resuscitation, drowning physiology, and water safety. I have an extensive background in open water lifesaving and teach nationally and internationally on drowning prevention, drowning resuscitation, and lifeguarding; additionally I have been involved in numerous national and international guideline publications. I have published numerous papers and book chapters on these topics and collaborate with an international network of drowning researchers. Within the hospital, my interests are critical care and trauma. I have been providing expert witness services specific to drowning physiology, resuscitation, and water safety since 2018.

Kenneth A Soler, AFO, CPRP Aquatic Risk Management Group

Miami Beach, Florida
Aquatics Safety, Athletics & Recreation - Drowning, Pool Operator, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, Aquatic Facility Operator, Parks, Recreation.
Kenneth A. Soler is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional with over 25 years of operational aquatics experience in aquatic facility management, programming, implementing safety standards, lifeguard management, swim instructor management, and around a variety of aquatic environments (beaches, water parks, aquatic centers, community pools, indoor swimming pools, and lakes). Mr. Soler is a certified Lifeguard Instructor, Aquatic Facility Operator Instructor, and Water Safety Instructor. He has been a speaker at the National Parks and Recreation Association and the Greater Miami Parks summit and has served in a number of Aquatic safety Councils (Miami-Dade Drowning coalition and the City of Hialeah Aquatic Safety Council). Mr. Soler worked under Aquatics Expert Tom Ebro for a number of years before opening his own practice, in 2016, in the years that he worked with Mr. Ebro, Mr. Soler worked on a number of cases ranging from drownings, near-drownings, recommending corrective act...

Peter G Wernicki, MD Pro Sports

Vero Beach, Florida
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Orthopedic Peer Review, Knee Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopy, Fractures, Elbow Surgery, Case/Chart Review, IMEs, Ankle Surgery, Water Safety, Drowning, Lifeguarding
23 yrs experience with IMEs, chart/case reviews, depositions, and testifying as a sports medicine and orthopedic expert. SEAK trained. Also a national and international expert in water safety, lifeguarding and drowning.

Trevor A Sherwood, II POOL OPERATION MANAGEMENT

Brick, New Jersey
Aquatics Safety, Risk Management - Pools, Swimming Pools, Water Death, MSDS, Drowning, Drowning Investigations, Drowning Prevention, Chemical Exposure, Chemical Fires, Chemical Hazards, Chemical Incompatabilities, Chemical Product Safety, Chemical Risks, Chemical Spills, Chlorine, Hazardous Chemical Reactions, Hazardous Chem.
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Garden State Scholar PHTA Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO) Instructor Certification PHTA Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO) Certification PHTA Certified Pool Operator & Inspector PHTA Advanced Service Technician (AST) Instructor PHTA Certified Building Professional (CBP) & Course Instructor PHTA Certified Service Professional (CSP) & Course Instructor PHTA Certified Service Technician Instructor (CST) & Course Instructor PHTA Certified Maintenance( Specialist (CMS) & Course Instructor PHTA Certified Building Professional (CBP) Review Course Instructor PHTA Professional Pool & Spa Operator (PPSO) & Instructor PRPS Swimming Pool Pesticide Instructor Certification Pool & Spa Heater Service Training, Pool and Spa Electrical Qualification Training OSHA's Competent Person Training Lead instructor for NESPA VGB training team granted by CPSC Assisted NJ and MA State Bathing Code Development Train NJREHS on Water Chemistry and Pool Inspections