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Preston Rideout

Dram Shop Expert Preston Rideout provides alcohol related Nightclub and Bar expert witness testimony across the United States.

Preston Rideout is a nightclub and bar expert with 25 years of experience in a wide range of areas relating to nightlife operations, including designing, opening, and managing a number of successful bars and nightclubs across the country. This experience, along with 72 Alcohol Safety Certifications (the most of any Dram Shop expert in the United States), makes Preston Rideout a highly sought-after eyewitness for a variety of Dram Shop cases in both the United States and Mexico.

Preston Rideout’s Main Consulting Services

The following are Preston’s main areas of expertise, but whether or not you see your specific needs listed below, contact Rideout Hospitality Consulting right away to learn more about how we can help you make sense of your current legal situation.

Nightclub and Bar Operations

Nightclub and bar operations generally refer to the management and day-to-day activities of a nightclub or bar establishment. This includes hiring and managing staff, marketing and advertising the business, setting prices, creating menus, and ensuring that the establishment complies with all applicable laws and regulations. Preston Rideout’s experience operating bars and nightclubs with high capacities and substantial revenues makes him the perfect expert for discussing operations-based Dram Shop matters.

Nightclub and Bar Design

In personal injury cases, an establishment’s architecture and design are often called into question. For example, suppose there are multiple staircases or exits from a bar or nightclub. In that case, it can be difficult to determine which one the patron who was injured used to leave the premises or whether or not the staircase may have caused the accident. Additionally, the design of an establishment can have an impact on its capacity and how easily staff can monitor and control activities taking place inside.

Preston’s experience in designing and constructing many successful nightclubs and bars across the United States — in addition to operations and management — makes him uniquely qualified to serve as an expert on design-related Dram Shop cases.

Nightclub and Bar Employee Training

Whether or not a bar or nightclub’s employees were properly trained is another important question to be answered in a Dram Shop case and one that Preston is uniquely suited to address. In addition to his 25 years of experience in the nightclub and bar industry, Preston holds 72 Alcohol Safety Certifications, more than any other Dram Shop expert in the United States. These certifications include the TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) program, ServSafe Alcohol, and the BarSmarts Advanced Certification.

Furthermore, Preston has developed and implemented training programs for bar and nightclub employees on topics such as carding, over-serving, and handling intoxicated patrons.

Nightclub and Bar Concept Development

If you are looking to open a new bar or nightclub, or if you are looking to rebrand an existing establishment, Preston Rideout can help. His experience developing and launching successful bars and nightclubs across the country makes him the perfect expert for helping you create a concept that will appeal to your target market and attract customers.

Nightclub Expert Witness Testimony

Each of these areas of expertise was developed and honed over nearly three decades in nightlife and hospitality, ranging from opening, managing, and owning bars and nightclubs. In addition to Rideout’s hands-on experience, he has served as an expert witness in dozens of cases in both the US and Mexico.

Since 2010, Rideout has offered his services as an expert witness and has a client list of over 100 law firms, hotels, resorts, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs that rely on his expertise when navigating complicated legal issues stemming from the nightlife and hospitality industries.

Preston’s Alcohol Safety Certifications

Working with an expert eyewitness who is certified in safe alcohol practices is a necessary baseline for choosing the expert to call into your case. Preston Rideout is the certified expert you need on your side, with 72 Alcohol Safety Certifications to his name – the most of any Dram Shop expert in the United States.

Preston’s experience and credentials make him the perfect choice for your Dram Shop case. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you win your case.

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Are You Looking for an Expert Witness for Your Dram Shop Case?

If you are looking for an expert witness for your Dram Shop case, look no further than Preston Rideout. With over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry and 72 Alcohol Safety Certifications, Preston is the most qualified expert in the field. Contact us

Testimonials

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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