Mr. Preston Rideout

Dram Shop Experts
708 Poplar St
Greenwood, MS 38930
Mobile: 662-466-6045
Office: 662-466-6045

Preston Rideout is a nightclub and bar expert specializing in Dram Shop Expert Witness Testimony. He is the CEO of Rideout Hospitality and Founder of The Dram Shop Experts. He has 25 years of alcohol experience, 75 alcohol safety certifications, and has been 52 times to provide Dram Shop, and Liquor Liability, Alcohol-Related Personal Injury, Premise Liability, and Wrongful Death expert witness testimony. He is a highly sought-after consultant and is considered the leading alcohol service and bar operations expert in the legal industry.

As CEO of Rideout Hospitality, Preston is a highly sought-after consultant with over 100 casino, hotel, resort, restaurant, nightclub, and bar clients. As Founder of The Dram Shop Experts, Preston's comprehensive knowledge provides powerful insight into alcohol service, policies, procedures, training, intoxication identification, nightclub negligence, bottle service, and security use of force.

Areas of Expertise
  • Alcohol
  • Bars/Lounges/Night Clubs
  • Casino & Gaming Industry
  • Hotel & Hospitality
  • Hotel Security
  • Inadequate/Negligent Security
  • Liquor Liability/Dram Shop
  • Restaurant Security
  • Restaurants
  • Wrongful Death

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Preston Rideout has 75 Alcohol Safety Certifications including TIPS, TAM, SAVSERV, TABC, RBS, BASSET, SFS, ATC, ATAP, RASP, ABLE
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Cayuga Hospitality, The Hospitality Alliance, Lopolito Hospitality, Restaurant Management Services,
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 52
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Dram Shop, Liquor Liability, Responsible Alcohol Service, Intoxication Identification, Bartender Training, Casino Bar Operations, Restaurant Bar Operations, Nightclub Bar Operations, Casino Negligence, Nightclub Negligence, Restaurant Negligence, Bar Negligence, Industry Standard Bar Operations, Security, Security Use of Force, Premise Liability, Slip & Fall.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 10
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2023
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 2
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 2
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 4 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Site Visits, Reports, Opinions, Forensic Accounting, Consulting and Testimony

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $300.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $300.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $300.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $300.00
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel, Transportation, and Lodging


No one combines a passion for nightlife and knowledge of bar operations better than Preston Rideout. He turns ordinary bars into extraordinary profit centers. Howie Morgan President of Election Impact Group

Hiring Preston Rideout, as a Nightclub and Bar consultant, was the best decision 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

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. Thomas Elfert Complex Risk Management Adviser

It was a privilege working with Preston Rideout at Pure Management Group in Las Vegas. He is an impact player and will be an asset to your company. Christopher Stuart Senior Vice President PMG.

Preston Rideout is one of the most detailed oriented nightclub and bar operators I’ve worked with in the hospitality industry. His pragmatic approach to things is exactly what one needs to succeed in the difficult world of food and beverage. Kirk Bouffard CEO LLF.

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