Shawn P. DeRosa, JD, EMT Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: DeRosa Aquatic Consulting
  • Phone: (617) 396-7946
  • Cell: (617) 396-7946
  • Fax: N/A
  • Website: www.DeRosaAquatics.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Aquatics Safety and Athletics & Recreation

Specialty Focus: Drowning, Lifeguard, Swimming Pool, Beach, Spinal Injury, Water Safety, Hot Tub, Spa, Aquatic Safety, Recreation, Water Rescue, Pool Operations

Education: Juris Doctor, cum laude, Suffolk University Law School; Bachelor of Science, Boston College

Years in Practice: 12+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 7+


Additional Information

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.