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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Dram Shop & Alcohol Services and Hotel & Restaurant

Keywords/Search Terms:

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 nightclub and bar consultant specializing in Dram Shop Expert Witness Testimony. He has 25 years of bar operations experience and 75 alcohol safety certifications. Preston is CEO of Rideout Hospitality and Founder of The Dram Shop Experts. Upon graduating from the University of Mississippi, Preston relocated to Las Vegas to work for Pure Management Group. While in Las Vegas, Preston operated Coyote Ugly, Tangerine Nightclub, Pure Nightclub, PCD Lounge, LAX Nightclub, Noir Bar Audigier Nightclub, EVE Nightclub, Venus Pool Club, and Rehab Pool Party inside Treasure Island Casino, New York New York Casino, Caesars Palace, The Luxor, Aria Casino, and The Hard Rock Hotel. After Las Vegas, Preston launched Rideout Hospitality. As CEO of Rideout Hospitality, Preston provides consulting to casinos, hotels, resorts, restaurants, nightclubs, bars, and hospitality management groups across the United States, Mexico, and the Bahamas. Clients retain Preston to optimize bar operations, create alcohol service policies, implement operating procedures, and conduct bartender training. Together. Preston and his team of consultants have provided consulting to over 250 clients As Founder of The Dram Shop Experts, Preston provides plaintiff and defense attorneys with Liquor Liability, Premise Liability, Personal Injury, Catastrophic Injury, and Wrongful Death expert witness testimony. Attorneys retain Preston to provide insight into alcohol-related industry-standard operating procedures, intoxication identification, training adequacy, management oversight, alcohol service policies, procedures, bottle service, mechanical bull operations, pool parties, underage alcohol prevention, security, use of force and deadly force Preston Rideout has been retrained 73 times to provide Dram Shop Expert Witness Testimony. He’s been retained by Defendant’s 23 times and Plaintiff’s 50 times. Previous Dram Shop engagements include; • Casino Industry Standard Bar Operations related to drunk driving (MS) • Casino Industry Standard Bar Operating Procedure related to assault (LA) • Casino Industry Standard Bar Operations / Security Response related to suicide (LA) • Industry Standard Alcohol Service Training related to drunk driving (CA) • Industry Standard Bar Operations related to drunk driving (NC)) • Industry Standard Bar Operations related to employee drunk driving (TX) • Industry Standard Bar Operations and Alcohol Service related to a car accident (SC) • Industry Standard Security Operations related to parking lot assault (CT) • Mechanical Bull Operating Procedure related to a broken neck (NJ) • Nightclub Door Operations related to underage fatality (NY) • Nightclub Security Use of Force related to customer ejection (CA) • Nightclub Security Use of Force in a Knife Fight (WY) • Nightclub Bottle Service Independent Contractor related to personal injury (FL) • Resort Security Use of Force related to large-scale altercation persona injury (AZ) • Safe Harbor Compliance related to Multi-Unit Entertainment Complex Alcohol Service (TX) • Safe Harbor Compliance related to Bottle Service Intoxication prevention (TX) • Safe Harbor Compliance related to underage alcohol service drunk driving death (TX) • Safe Harbor Compliance related to TABC Training / Intoxication Identification (TX) Over the past 25 years, Preston Rideout has worked as a College Bartender, Security, Vegas Nightclub Bartender, Bar Manager, Casino Nightclub Manager, Assistant General Manager, 5,000 Person Pool Party Manager, General Manager, Multi-State Director of Nightlife, Multi-Unit Director of Bar Operations and CEO of Rideout Hospitality. Among Dram Shop Experts, Preston Rideout has the most actual alcohol service experience and the most (75) alcohol safety certifications in the nation. For these reasons, he is a highly sought after hospitality consultant and widely considered the leading bar operation expert in the legal industry.