Stephen Fenton

President and Principal Engineer

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Steve Fenton is President and a Principal Engineer at Kineticorp, a firm he co-founded in 2005. Mr. Fenton is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado and he is accredited as a Traffic Accident Reconstructionist through the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR). He holds a degree in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. At Kineticorp, Mr. Fenton investigates and reconstructs vehicular accidents and provides expert testimony in state and federal courts for both defendants and plaintiffs. He chaired the Photogrammetry Committee for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) from 2001 to 2012 and participated as a team member in the Accident Investigation and Accident Reconstruction Standards Committee (AIARSC). As a part of the AIARSC, he participated in the following subcommittees: Investigation Techniques, Vehicle Road Friction, Reconstruction Analysis, Information Resources, and Motor Vehicle Fire Investigations Task Force.

Mr. Fenton has given presentations and lectures at a number of national and international technical conferences, including the Society of Automotive Engineers’ World Congress and Northeastern University’s Symposium on Criminal Justice. He conducts seminars for regional bar associations and engineering societies on photogrammetry and vehicular accident reconstruction. He has authored numerous technical articles in the areas of accident reconstruction, photogrammetry, and computer animation, which have been published in the SAE’s Technical Paper Series, Accident Reconstruction Journal, and the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. Mr. Fenton is the recipient of the prestigious 2006 Arch T. Colwell Merit Award. He has been awarded grants related to photogrammetric documentation and has been listed as a training specialist for close-range photogrammetry software. Mr. Fenton’s accident reconstruction expertise has been featured on such television programs as MSNBC’s “Why Cars Crash,” Discovery Channel’s “Discover Magazine – The Science behind the Headlines” and NBC’s News Magazine “Dateline.”


  • “A Method to Quantify Vehicle Dynamics & Deformation for Vehicle Rollover Tests Using Camera-Matching Video Analysis,” Ford Motor Company
  • “Image Analysis of Rollover Crash Test Using Photogrammetry,” funded, in part, by Ford Motor Company, 2005-06
  • “Chimney Rock Preservation and Access Project,” awarded grant, Colorado Historical Society, Grant #96-02-104
  • “Photogrammetric Ruin Documentation Project,” awarded grant, Colorado Historical Society, Grant #96-01-095
  • “Survey and Documentation of Parabaloid at Zeckendorf Plaza,” awarded grant, Colorado Historical Society, 1995 Mini Grant

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Illinois Association of Traffic Accident Investigators (IATAI)
National Academy of Forensic Engineering (NAFE)
American Bar Association (ABA)
American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)

  • Excellence in Oral Presentation Award, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), 2013
  • Arch T. Colwell Merit Award, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), 2006
  • Newman Award for Acoustic Excellence (First Place Award), 2000
  • Pratt Institute Competition “Artificial Islands,” design exhibited in gallery, 1999
  • Graduate Scholarship, Washington University, 1999
  • Graduate Scholarship, Rice University, 1998
  • Van Allen Institute Competition “Pier 54,” Top 50 Design, exhibited in gallery, 1997
  • Olin Cup Finalist, Washington University, 1993


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