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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Dram Shop & Alcohol Services and Hotel & Restaurant

Specialty Focus:

Dram Shop, Dram Shop Expert, Dram Shop Expert Witness, Liquor Liability, Hospitality Expert, Nightclub Expert, Nightclub Expert Witness, Restaurant Expert, Restaurant Expert Witness, Bar Expert, Bar Expert Witness, Responsible Alcohol Service, Intoxication Expert, Bartender Training,


B.A., The University Of Mississippi

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Additional Information

Preston Rideout is a highly sought-after Dram Shop Expert with 25 years of experience and 75 alcohol safety certifications. He is the CEO of Rideout Hospitality and Founder of The Dram Shop Experts. Preston is widely considered the legal industry's leading nightclub management and bar operations expert. Attorneys across the nation rely upon his comprehensive knowledge of nightlife to provide powerful insight into all aspects of responsible alcohol service, bartender training, bottle service, intoxication identification, industry-standard operations, and nightclub negligence. Upon graduating from the University of Mississippi, Preston Rideout relocated to Las Vegas to operate Coyote Ugly, Tangerine Nightclub, Pure Nightclub, PCD l Louge, Audigier Nightclub, LAX Nightclub, Noir Bar, EVE Nightclub, Venus, and Rehab Pool Party, located inside New York Casino, Treasure Island Casino, Ceasar's Palace, The Luxor, Aria Casino, and The Hard Rock Hotel. After Vegas, Preston launched Rideout Hospitality and began consulting for Hotels, Resorts, Restaurants, Nightclubs, and Bars across the United States. In 2018, Preston recruited Kim Schioldan and Silver Tree Gordon to create the Dram Shop Experts. They have 75 years of experience as a team and have operated over 250 Restaurants, Nightclubs, Bars, Pool Parties, and Music Festivals across 11 countries. Preston has 75 Alcohol Safety Certifications, including Techniques for Alcohol Management (TAM), Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS), Responsible Beverage Service (RBS), Responsible Alcohol Server Program (RASP), Alcohol Seller Server Training (ABLE), Alcohol Beverage Commission (ABC) in all 50 states. His Dram Shop expertise includes but is not limited to Responsib;e Alcohol Service, Industry Standard Bar Operations, Casino Bar Operations, Nightclub Bar Operations, Restaurant Bar Operations, Mechanical Bull Operations, Pool Party Operations, Nightclub Management, Bar Management, Restaurant Management, Nightclub Training Programs, Bar Training Programs, Restaurant Training Programs, Alcohol Training Programs, Policy Procedures, Liquor Liability, Premise Liability, Slip & Fall.