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.


Dr. Rowley has been retained in patent litigation cases relating to swimming pool equipment. As a licensed professional engineer with 40 years of experience in designing swimming pools, Dr. Rowley is very familiar with the technical details of swimming pool equipment and how those relate to the operation and/or safety of the swimming pool or spa.

In addition, Dr. Rowley has designed, invented, tested, and built swimming pool equipment, having worked as the Director of Engineering for 10 years for SwimQuip, a major pool equipment manufacturer. 

Dr. Rowley is the named inventor on thirteen (13) U.S. Patents, eight (8) Canadian Patents, and two (2) Spanish Patents for swimming pool equipment. All of these patents became products manufactured by Swimquip (which was bought by Sta-Rite Industries; Sta-Rite Industries was eventually bought by Pentair Pool Products) that are sold in the United States of America and internationally.

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

Rowley Forensic Engineering Inc

2325 Palos Verdes Dr. W., Suite 312

Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274-2755