Expert Witness

Water safety and lifeguarding expert Shawn P. DeRosa has, for over a decade, worked with law firms on cases involving swimming pool, waterpark and beach accidents, including drowning and diving injuries.

Shawn DeRosa, a highly trained expert in aquatic safety, both at pools and beaches, is constantly gaining new knowledge in the ever-changing field of aquatic risk management. Shawn, who is also an Emergency Medical Technician, holds multiple Instructor and Instructor Trainer authorizations with the American Red Cross, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' Emergency Care Institute, and the American Safety and Health Institute.

Among the most important decisions you may make with regard to your case may not be whether to bring in a water safety expert, but rather
  • Which aquatic safety expert witness to involve in your case and
  • When to start using a water safety expert to more fully develop the underlying facts of the case.
With Shawn DeRosa's strong case analysis and expert testimony, you will have an unbiased analysis of your case, applying facts developed through discovery to applicable standards of care and industry best practices.

One of the leading experts in aquatic safety, Shawn DeRosa is uniquely positioned to critically and objectively evaluate both pool and beach cases. A cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School, Shawn appreciates the many legal questions that arise in the course of litigation and is well-positioned to apply the facts revealed during discovery to the critical elements of your case. His years of experience in operating pools, developing lifeguard training curricula for the American Red Cross, creating pool operator training programs recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and overseeing the statewide aquatics program for the Massachusetts State Parks system lend credibility to Shawn's expert opinions. Moreover, Shawn's experiences having trained pool operators around the world, including in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong and Dubai, allow Shawn to offer a global perspective on industry standards related to water safety, lifeguarding, and pool or beach operations and management.

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