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Dram Shop Expert Witness Testimony

Preston Rideout, Kim Schioldan, and Silver Gordon are Nightclub and Bar consultants specializing in Dram Shop Expert Witness Testimony. As highly sought-after consultants, we are widely considered the leading Dram Shop Experts in the United States. Over the past 30 years, they operated over 250 Restaurants, Nightclubs, Bars, and Large Scale Music Festivals in 11 countries. No Dram Shop Expert in the nation has more alcohol service, bar operations, or security experience.

Our comprehensive nightlife knowledge and powerful insight into bar operations provide superior opinions, reports, depositions, and trial testimony. As Dram Shop Experts, we recognize the complexity of liquor liability litigation. This is where we thrive. We take the complexity out of alcohol service to ensure the best outcome for your client.

Don’t let preconceived notions of nightlife hinder your prosecution or prevent you from successfully defending your Dram Shop claim. if you’re a Dram Shop, Liquor Liability, or Personal Injury Attorney facing preconceived notions of nightlife subject contact Preston Rideout, Silver Gordon, or Kim Schhioldan to discuss your case.

Regardless of the accusation, we will render a powerful professional opinion. We understand what your clients are facing and what it takes to win liquor liability litigation. The Dram Shop Experts are here to help.mIs your expert discovery deadline drawing near? Do you need results now? If so, contact us today. Retain us, and we will review your material, render an opinion and expedite your report.

Cases That Benefit From Dram Shop Expert Testimony

The following examples are just a few of the many different claims or lawsuits commonly seen in the alcohol service industry and could potentially benefit from our expert testimony. Whether or not you see the situation you are dealing with mentioned below, if you are facing any kind of civil lawsuit stemming from an incident on your premises, we urge you to contact us to discuss your case.

Responsible Alcohol Service and Customer Intoxication

If it is claimed that your staff served alcohol to a patron who was already intoxicated, we can help establish whether this claim is accurate. There are many situations where a patron may be too intoxicated but had been consuming substances unbeknownst to your staff — or after they departed your establishment. We can help to piece together the night’s events in question and offer our professional opinion.

Security Training Program and Security Use of Force

Your security team has a difficult job night after night. It must rely on their training and discretion in situations that could be dangerous for themselves, the patron(s) causing the issue, or others nearby. In claims that your security team used excessive force, we can review the evidence and help to establish whether or not the security use of force was appropriate, given the circumstances.

Alcohol Training and Management Oversight

Alcohol training and management oversight. dictate dram shop defeat or victor. Contact the Dram Shop Experts to authenticate training and validate oversight prior to discovery in preparation for depositions. staff training is called into question. We will examine the training program components to determine industry standard compliance and liquor liability. We can also review your training procedures and offer our opinion on whether they were adequat

Alcohol Training, Policies, and Procedures

Alcohol training, policies, and procedures combine to create the foundation for bartenders Each component is a cornerstone of responsible alcohol service. This iron-clad Trifecta is easy to defend but extremely difficult to prosecute. Either way, the Drm Sgop Experts can expedite the authentication of your client’s training, policies, and procedures. This is who we are, what we do, and what separates us from everyone else. As nightclub and bar experts, we conduct alcohol training, create alcohol policies and implement procedures. Retain us to authenticate training, policies, and procedures and receive superior insight into your client’s commitment or disregard towards responsible alcohol service. s

Allegations of Negligence

Allegations of negligence can come in many forms, each of which requires the support of an experienced expert to review these allegations, consider the circumstances of the incident, and offer an unbiased, professional opinion.

Contact The Dram Shop Experts To Discuss Your Case

Preston Rideout, Kim Schioldan, and Silver Gordon have 30 years of experience operating 250 Nightclubs, Bars, and large-scale Music Festivals. Among Dram Shop Experts, no one has more alcohol service, bar operations, or security experience. If you’re involved in an alcohol-related lawsuit, contact the Dram Shop Experts today to discuss your case.

Dram Shop Experts Deliver Results Where Other Fail because we are the most qualified Dram Shop Experts in the legal industry.
Dram Shop Experts Deliver Results Where Other Fail because we are the most qualified Dram Shop Experts in the legal industry.

The Dram Shop Experts can review evidence about your case and provide expert testimony and opinions about a variety of topics, including:


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No one combines passion for nightlife and knowledge of bar operations better than Preston Rideout. He turns ordinary bars into extra ordinary profit centers.

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