Preston Rideout

Greenwood, Mississippi

General Specialty

Accidents (Alcohol)
Bars/Lounges/Night Clubs
Dram Shop
Hotel, Food and Restaurant
Liquor
Liquor Liability

Specialty Focus

Accidents (Alcohol)
Alcohol
Alcohol Consulting
Alcohol Seller/Server Training
Alcohol Services
Alcohol Training
Bar
Bars/Lounges/Night Clubs
Bartender Training
Casino and Gaming Industry
Dram Shop
Dram Shop and Alcohol Services
Hospitality
Hotel and Hospitality
Hotel and Restaurant
Injury (Alcohol)
Intoxication
Liquor
Liquor Compliance
Liquor Liability
Liquor Liability/Dram Shop
Mechanical Bull
Nightclub
Nightclubs/Bars
Restaurant Operations
Restaurants
Seller Server Training
Server Training

Primary Areas of Expertise


Dram Shop and Liquor Liability

Alcohol Services - Bars, Lounge and Nightclub

Server Training & Restaurant Operations


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;

• Bartender Alcohol Service Training Adequacy related to drunk driving death (OH)
• Bartender Intoxication Identification Training related to motorcycle death (FL)
• Bowling Alley Bar Operations related to glass handling personal injury (CO)
• 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)
• Country Club Bartender Training related to intoxication identification (MO)
• College Bar Security Training / Door Operations related to underage alcohol service (SC)
• Drive Through Beer Barn Operating Procedure related to drunk driving death (OH)
• Habitual Drunkard identification and training adequacy (FL)
• Hotel Parking Lot Security Operating Procedures related to assault (MS)
• 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 drunk driving death (SC)
• Industry Standard Bar Operations related to employee drunk driving (TX)
• Industry Standard Bar Operations and Security Training related to assault (MA)
• Industry Standard Bar Operations related to drunk driving injury (CT)
• Industry Standard Bar Operations and Alcohol Service related to a car accident (SC)
• Industry Standard Security Operations related to parking lot assault (CT)
• Industry Standard Security Training related to “Felder Ordinance” (AL)
• Industry Standard Bar Operations related to Jet Ski fatality (FL)
• Liquor Store Underage Alcohol Sales Prevention Training (WV)
• 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 Slip and fall related to personal injury (NV)
• Nightclub CO2 Cannon placement related to personal injury (TX)
• Nightclub Bottle Service Independent Contractor related to personal injury (FL)
• Nightclub Security Policy, Procedure, Training, and Use of Force related to assault (WA)
• Resort Security Use of Force related to large-scale altercation persona injury (AZ)
• Restaurant Industry Standard Security Procedure related to door operations (AL)
• Restaurant Landlord Tennent dispute related to profit loss (NV)
• Restaurant Bartender Training / Management Oversight related to drunk driving (WS)
• Restaurant Slip and Fall Training / Foreseeability related to personal injury (OK)
• Restaurant Liquor Storage / Foreseeability related to Underage Alcohol Theft (FL)
• Restaurant MMA Pay Per View Security Adequacy related to large-scale altercation (NY)
• Restaurant Intoxication Identification Training Adequacy (AL)
• Restaurant Underage Alcohol Consumption related to assault (FL)
• 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.

preston@rideouthospitalityconsulting.com

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