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Preston Rideout

Preston Rideout

The Dram Shop Experts
310 Kenneth St
Greenwood, MS 38930
662-466-6045
dramshopexperts.com

Meet the Expert

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.

Certifications

Alabama Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM),  Alabama Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS), Arkansas Alcohol Seller Server Training Program, Arkansas Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Arizona Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), California Responsible Beverage Service Training (RBS), California Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Connecticut Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Colorado Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Delaware Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Florida Alcohol Program Responsible Beverage Service, Florida Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Florida Responsible Vendor Alcohol New Hire, Florida Responsible Vendor Alcohol Manager, Florida Responsible Vendor Alcohol Habitual Drunkard, Florida Responsible Vendor Alcohol ID Checking, Florida Responsible Vendor Alcohol “BAC”, Georgia Alcohol Seller Server Training Program, Georgia Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS), Illinois Responsible Alcohol Vendor Training (BASSET), Illinois Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Iowa Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Idaho Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Indiana Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Kansas Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Kansas On-Premises Alcohol Server Training (SFS), Kentucky Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Louisiana Responsible Alcohol Vendor Training Program (ATC), Maine Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Maryland Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Massachusetts Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Michigan Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Minnesota Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Mississippi Alcohol Seller Server Training Program, Mississippi Drug and Alcohol Awareness (NALI), Mississippi Gaming Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS), Mississippi Responsible Alcohol Training (ServSafe), Mississippi Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS), Mississippi Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Missouri Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Montana Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Nebraska Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), New Jersey Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), New Mexico Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), New York Alcohol Training Awareness Program (ATAP), New York Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), North Carolina Responsible Alcohol Server Program (RASP), North Carolina Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), North Carolina Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS), North Dakota Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Oregon Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Ohio Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Ohio Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS), Oklahoma Alcohol Seller Server Training (ABLE), Oklahoma Responsible Seller Server Training, Oklahoma Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Rhode Island Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), South Carolina Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), South Dakota Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), South Dakota Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS), Tennessee Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission Seller Training (TABC), Texas Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Utah Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Virginia Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Vermont Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), West Virginia Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Wyoming Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), Wisconsin Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM)

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