Water Safety Expert Witnesses

Water safety 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 water safety. The water safety expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Aquatics Safety, Emergency Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, and Sports Medicine.

Andrew Schmidt, DO, MPH Surf Emergency Resources, LLC

Jacksonville, Florida
Emergency Medicine, Aquatics Safety - Emergency Medicine, 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.

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.