Aquatics Safety Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of aquatics safety expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on aquatics safety and related issues. Aquatics safety expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these aquatics safety expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Drowning, Swimming Pools, Aquatic Accident Reconstruction, Scuba Diving Accidents, Wilderness Medicine, Aortic Dissection, Appendicitis, Aquatic Codes And Standard Of Care, Beach Safety, Chemical Exposure, Chemical Fires, Chemical Hazards, Chemical Incompatabilities, Chemical Product Safety, and Chemical Risks.

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Matthew A Reynolds, PE

Rowley and Reynolds Forensic Engineering, Inc.

Palos Verdes, California
Aquatics Safety, Construction - Drownings, Swimming Pool and Aquatic Related Accidents, Aquatic Accident Reconstruction, Swimming Pools, Spas / Hot Tubs, Waterslides / Aquatic Amusement Rides, Swimming Pool Design / Construction, Swimming Pool Operation / Maintenance, Swimming Pool Equipment, Aquatic Codes and Standard of Care
Mr. Reynolds is a Registered Professional Engineer in 16 states. He has extensive experience designing and overseeing the construction administration of swimming pools and investigating the spectrum of mechanical system and structural failures. Reynolds has designed more than 200 major commercial and residential swimming pools and spas nationwide. In obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and through his professional experience designing swimming pools and investigating structural failures, Reynolds is accustomed to reviewing the often-complex seismic and geotechnical issues that play a major role in swimming pool projects. As a youth, he swam competitively and played water polo through college, which he later coached at both the high school and collegiate level. He trained as a junior lifeguard then qualified and served as a lifeguard. He is also an experienced swim instructor and aquatic sport camp counselor. He entered the industry after graduating from Loyola Ma...

Richard A. Young

Aquatic Commercial Consulting

Saratoga, California
Aquatics Safety
35+ years of private, public, commercial and water park experience both as an operator, manager, equipment supplier, contractor and consultant. 36 years as a Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Instructor, 18 years as an Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) instructor Certified Pool Inspector Instructor (Pool & Hot Tube Alliance, PHTA) Published many dozens of times including books and articles on swimming pool construction, operation and safety. Speaker at dozens of regional and national swimming pool and water park conferences Consultant for and expert witness for over 60 clients and cases including: -drowning and near drowning -Diving and diving board accidents -Chemical burns and water chemistry -injury due to equipment failure -waterslide accidents -Legionella, Asthma and Mars infections -Construction conflict disputes -OSHA and Code compliance

Stephen Leatherman, PhD

Aquatic Accidents Group

Miami, Florida
Aquatics Safety, Risk Management - Drowning, Rip Currents, Beach Safety, Lifeguards, Swimming Accidents, Diving Accidents, Aquatic Accident Reconstruction, Swimming Pools.
The Aquatic Accidents group provides expert investigation of accidents involving water bodies. We provide expert consultation in drownings, swimming and diving accidents, beach safety and lifeguards, rip currents, and more. Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman has over 25 years of experience in consulting and expert witness investigations and has provided expert testimony for the U.S Senate and U.S. House of Representatives 11 times. Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman is a tenured, full professor of coastal science in the Department of Earth and Environment at Florida International University. Dr. Leatherman (a.k.a. Dr. Beach) has authored or edited 20 books and National Academy reports including National Geographic Field Guide to the Water’s Edge; Dr. Beach’s Survival Guide: What You Need to Know About Sharks, Rip Currents, & More Before Going in the Water; America’s Best Beaches; Sea Level Rise: Causes and Consequences; Cape Cod: From Glaciers to Beaches. He has authored over 200 journal article...

Eric M. Macdonald

Apex Dive Safety and Compliance, LLC

Lynn Haven, Florida
Aquatics Safety, Accident Reconstruction - SCUBA Diving accidents, Commercial diving accidents, Diving casualties, Mixed Gas diving, Surface Supplied diving, salvage work, rigging, underwater search, recompression chamber, scientific diving, Military diving, Emergency Response diving, ROV operations, dive equipment, under-sea operations
Over 35 years of direct responsibility for complex diving, salvage, and open ocean recovery operations within the U.S. Navy. Expertise encompassing the following areas: • Dive Program Management. Participated in a complete reevaluation of all USN diving policies and publication of a new OPNAV 3150 Navy Diving Policy instruction. Revised USN Diving Manual (Rev. 7) to reflect new policy. Chairman of the Chief Warrant Officer Advisory Team (CWOT) tasked with advising Navy leadership on all aspects of diving, salvage, and special diving operations. • Dive Instruction and training. High Risk Training Officer for USN dive program. Navy Personal Qualification Standard (PQS) manager for entire Navy Dive Program. Updated and published Navy safety program and qualification manual. • Dive Safety enforcement. Dive Safety Officer for three (3) Naval Repair activities, and three (3) Mobile diving and salvage teams; published fleet wide dive safety policy/procedures. • Dive Inspection/A...

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.

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 PHTA-1 ...

Joseph C Plano, Course Director

Aquatic Center of Rochester

Livonia, New York
Accident Reconstruction, Aquatics Safety - Scuba Diving Accidents, Scuba Equipment Failures, Scuba Equipment Service, Scuba Instruction Procedures, Drowning Accidents, Diving Safety, Diving Equipment, Rebreather Equipment, Nitrox, Enriched Air, Computer Diving, Drysuit Diving
Instructor Trainer for Entry Level diving, Advanced Level diving, Specialty diving, Enriched Air Diving, and Emergency Medical Responder. Instructor for Technical diving. ROV [ Remote Operated Vehicle ] operator. Underwater Structure Inspector. Diving Equipment Service Technician. Cave Diving Certification All certifications and current and active.

Andrew Nathanson, MD, FACEP, FAWM

Bristol, Rhode Island
Emergency Medicine, Aquatics Safety - Intubation, MI, Heart Attack, Stroke, Sepsis, Appendicitis, Epidural abscess, Aortic dissection, DVT, Pulmonary Embolism, Ischemia,Testicular Torsion, Fracture, Ectopic Pregnancy, head trauma, emergency trauma, Intracranial Hemorrhage. Wilderness medicine, Drowning, Sailing injuries, Surfing injury.
I am a Board Certified in Emergency Medicine since 1994. I am a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, working full-time clinically at 2 at hospitals for the last 28 years. One, a busy urban academic trauma center, the other a community hospital. I attended Ivy league College and am professor at an Ivy league medical school. Over my career I have been: Director of Quality Assurance, Chair of Morbidity and Mortality conference, served on the BOD, led a Medical School course, served on Peer-Review committees for insurance companies, taught hundreds of Emergency Medicine Residents, and been recipient of numerous teaching and research awards. I have been a Fellow in the American College of Emergency Medicine since 1997. I lecture nationally on Error Reduction in emergency medicine, and internationally on Wilderness Medicine topics and have been a Fellow in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) since 2013 . I am the author of over a dozen peer-reviewed publications, a book, and ...
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