Kelley S. Adamson, M.E., P.E.

Accident Reconstructionist/Partner

Kelley holds a Masters of Engineering, is a licensed Professional Engineer and is an ACTAR Accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist. He has been in the traffic accident investigation and reconstruction field since 1983. He is recognized as an expert in the field of traffic accident reconstruction involving passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, heavy trucks, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrian collisions. As a Civil Engineer, Kelley is experienced in the field of highway, roadway and bridge construction; and the design of structural buildings, roadways and bridges. Kelley has been qualified as a civil engineer in design, construction and maintenance in many courts in Texas and Louisiana. Kelley is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi and is employed by law firms, government entities and insurance companies throughout the United States.

Kelley received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1982. He then earned his Masters of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1985. While studying at Texas A&M, he was a graduate research assistant for Texas Transportation Institute and Texas Engineering Extension Service. His research included computer simulation of vehicle accidents and computer modeling of structural components. While at A&M, he participated in several crash tests at Texas Transportation Institute. Kelley worked as an automotive mechanic, construction surveyor and as an assistant construction superintendent while he studied at Texas A&M. This experience gave Kelley the background and working knowledge of roadway construction, maintenance and design.

While studying at Texas A&M University, Kelley was first introduced to the field of traffic accident reconstruction in graduate school. He became enthralled with this field and developed a lifelong career from that time. He has investigated thousands of collisions during his lifetime. His hands on work experience along with his advanced education makes Kelley an asset to litigation teams. He has also performed crash tests for litigation and independent of litigation (WREX 2000). He has served on three sub-committees for the Society of Automotive Engineers Accident Investigation and Reconstruction Practices.

Other accident reconstruction organizations such as TAARS (Texas Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists) asked SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) to participate in a conference. Kelley was chosen to lead a group of members of the AIRP (Accident Investigation & Reconstruction Principles) organization to participate in the conference. Kelley was then chosen to be on the steering committee for a new conference named WREX 2000. The WREX 2000 AIRP group was formed in which Kelley was the chairman. The WREX 2000 AIRP group was responsible for setting up and performing 17 motorcycle crash tests and three vehicle-to-vehicle crash tests. The crash tests were performed and the analysis was published. The 17 motorcycle crash tests was published by SAE and presented at the SAE World Congress in 2001.

Kelley is affiliated with the National Society of Automotive Engineers, Texas Society of Professional Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers, and the National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Professionals.

Kelley is a licensed aircraft pilot in which he is multi-engine, commercial and instrument rated.

Kelley’s CV is available upon request. Please contact us for more information.