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Dram Shop Experts Preston Rideout, Kim Schioldan, and Silver Gordon have operated over 250 high-volume restaurants, nightclubs, and bars. They are consultants specializing in Dram Shop, Liquor Liability, Alcohol Service, Security, Use of Force, Deadly Force, and Wrongful Death. They provide site visits, opinions, reports, and trial testimony for both plaintiff and defense litigation.

As Nightclub and Bar Operators, The Dram Shop Experts provide powerful insight into all aspects of operations, alcohol service, and security. It’s our foundation for success and what separates us from everyone else. Contact The Dram Shop Experts to speak with Preston Rideout, silver Gordon, or Kim Schioldan.

Dram Shop Expert Preston Rideout

Dram Shop Expert Preston Rideout

Preston Rideout is a bar operations expert with 25 years of experience and 75 alcohol safety certifications. He is the CEO of Rideout Hospitality and Founder of The Dram Shop Experts. He provides Dram Shop Expert Witness Testimony related to alcohol service, policy, procedure bartender training, operations, and management oversight.

Dram Shop Security Expert Silver Gordon

Silver Gordon is a U.S. Army Veteran with 30 years of nightclub and bar experience. While in the military, Mr. Godon served in the Army Intelligence Corp before transitioning to 11th Groups U.S. ARMY Special Forces. After military service, Mr. Gordon worked as a private contractor, specializing in logistics and high-value target security. Once focused on the nightclub and bar industry, Mr. Gordon opened over 100 liquor-licensed establishments for various clients in the United States and around the world. He provides Dram Shop Testimony related to security policy, procedures, training, and use of force, as well as testimony related to responsible alcohol service and licensed establishment operations.

Dram Shop Security Expert Kim Schioldan


Kim Schioldan is a Casino Nightclub Security Expert and Former Executive Security Director for Hakkasan in Las Vegas. He has 30 years of high-volume nightclub experience and large-scale music festival security experience. He provides Dram Shop Testimony related to casino security, nightclub security, festival security, high-risk event management, and large-scale altercations.

If your law firm is engaged in Dram Shop, Liquor Liability, Alcohol-Related Personal Injury, Premise Liability, Catastrophic Injury, or Wrongful Death prosecution or defense litigation, Contact The Dram Shop Experts to retain Preston Rideout, Silver Tree Gordon, or Kim Schioldan to discuss your case. We provide free case consultation, conduct site visits, assist with discovery, prepare deposition questions, render unbiased opinions, write reports, and provide trial testimony for both plaintiffs and defendants across the United States.

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


Hiring Preston Rideout, as a Nightclub and Bar consultant, was the best decisions we ever made. His methodology and meticulous attention to detail are mind blowing but I was most impressed with his transparency.

Ryan Giunta Chief Marketing Officer and Bomber Ski

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

Howie Morgan President Election Impact Group

It's my pleasure to recommend Preston Rideout to anyone seeking a nightclub and bar expert. His Bartender Training Manuals are the definitive guide for owners who want to streamline operations and maximize profitability. You would do well to have him on your...

Thomas Elfert Complex Risk Management Adviser

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