William N. Rowley, PhD, PE, D-IBFES, D-NAFE

Expert witness for aquatic accidents, drownings, suction entrapment, diving accidents, swimming pools, spas, wading pools, design, engineering, construction, construction defects, patents.

Design and Construction of Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas

Dr. Rowley is regarded as one of the world's top experts on swimming pool design and construction, both residential and commercial.

Dr. Rowley was retained by the California Superior Court as an expert in an insurance-related matter to investigate and report to the court on 84 Southern California residential swimming pools that possibly suffered earthquake damage. Additionally, he was retained by a leading Southern California developer as an expert to investigate and report on the cause of the damage to over 50 residential swimming pools in a large Orange County hillside housing tract.

Licensed as a Professional Engineer in 26 states, Dr. Rowley has designed more than 675 major commercial swimming pools worldwide through his company Rowley International Inc over the last 35 years. He is conversant in the often complex seismic and geotechnical issues that come to bear in such cases, and works closely with a team of structural and geotechnical engineering associates.

A licensed California contractor since 1975, he is a General Engineering Contractor (A), a General Swimming Pool Contractor (C-53), a Plumbing Contractor (C-36) and a Solar Contractor (C-46). In addition to being an award-winning swimming pool designer Dr. Rowley has designed and built swimming pool equipment, having worked as the Director of Engineering for 10 years for a major pool equipment manufacturer.

He works closely with a team of structural and geotechnical engineering associates.


If you are interested in learning more, please contact Dr. Rowley.

Phone (310) 377-6724

Dr. Rowley offers invaluable expertise in forensic engineering as an expert witness. Read about his work in the following areas:

Suction Entrapment Accidents >

Quadriplegic Diving Accidents >

Drownings and Near-Drownings >

Swimming Pool Design, Construction >

Swimming Pool Filter Pneumatic Separation ("Explosion") >

Accident Reconstruction (All Above) >

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Rowley Forensic Engineering Inc

2325 Palos Verdes Dr. W., Suite 312

Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274-2755