Bentley Nettles Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

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  • Phone: (713) 705-9605

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Dram Shop & Alcohol Services and Hotel & Restaurant

Keywords/Search Terms:

Liquor Liability, Intoxication, Investigations, liability, Alcohol Seller/Server training, Liquor delivery driver training, Alcohol Regulatory Compliance, Injury, Retail, Nightclub, Bar, Restaurant, Drunk Driving,


BA Mgmt, Texas A&M University; JD, South Texas College of Law; MA Security Studies, Naval Post Graduate School

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

Chief executive of state agency tasked with regulating alcoholic beverage sales throughout Texas. The TABC has 635 full time employees, distributed across 41 locations and a biennial budget of 96 million dollars. Supervised and directed the nearly 200 auditors and sworn peace officers who helped enforce the laws and regulations dealing with underage serving, serving while intoxicated, over-serving, etc. Responsible for the prosecution, evaluation and settlement of thousands of alleged violations of public safety standards regarding alcohol. Assisted in the development and implementation of the Targeted Responsibility for Alcohol Connected Emergencies (TRACE) procedure. TRACE is used after an alcohol related emergency (such as an impaired person injury someone in a motor vehicle accident) as an investigation technique to track back to a permitted location and determine if the driver was over served or impaired at the time of his last drink purchase.