Mr. Preston Rideout

Nightclub & Bar Expert Specializing in DRAM Shop
708 Poplar St
Greenwood , MS 38930
Mobile: 662-466-6045
Office: 662-466-6045
Introduction

Preston Rideout is the CEO of Rideout Hospitality. He is a Nightclub and Bar Consultant with 25 years of experience and 75 alcohol safety certifications. While in Las Vegas, Preston operated multiple world-class nightclubs with a combined income of between 50 and 100 million annually In 2010, Preston launched Rideout Hospitality Consulting. His client list exceeds over 100 Hotels, Resorts, Restaurants, Nightclubs, Bars, Architects, and Attorneys.

Preston's areas of expertise include alcohol awareness, alcoholic beverages, alcohol service, alcohol training, alcohol policies, alcohol procedures, bar operations, bar management, bartender training, bartender policies, bartender policies, customer intoxication identification, customer intoxication intervention, customer intoxication policies, customer intoxication procedures, industry-standard operations, mechanical bull operations, management training, management policies, management procedures, management oversight, nightclub management, nightclub operations, nightclub training programs, nightclub policies, nightclub procedures, obvious intoxication, and visible intoxication

His Dram Shop / Liquor Liability litigation includes;

• Nightclub Security Policy, Procedure, Training, and Use of Force related to assault (WA)
• Industry Standard Bar Operations and Alcohol Service related to a car accident (SC)
• Bartender Training, Policy, Procedure, and Alcohol Service related to a car accident (OH)
• Mechanical Bull Industry Standard Operating Procedure related to a broken neck (NJ)
• Casino Industry Standard Bar Operating Procedure related to assault (LA)
• Industry Standard Bar Operations & Bartender Training related to drunk driving death (TN)
• Bartender Intoxication Identification Training related to motorcycle death (FL)
• Apartment complex pool operations and Alcohol Service related to a broken neck (FL)
• Restaurant Industry Standard Security Procedure related to door operations (AL)
• Alcohol Service Training related to Habitual Drunkard hit and run vehicle death (FL)
• Alcohol Service Training related to drunk driving death (MI)
• Strip Club Industry Standard Bar Operations related to drunk driving injury (AZ)
• Hotel Parking Lot Security Operating Procedures related to assault (MS)
• Nightclub Security Use of Force during knife with the customer (WY)
• Restaurant Landlord Tennent dispute related to profit loss (NV)
• Industry Standard Bar Operations related to drunk driving injury (CT)
• Nightclub Slip and Fall-related to beer pong table placement customer injury (NV)
• Casino Industry Standard Bar Operations related to drunk driving death (MS)
• Restaurant Industry Standard Bar Operations related to a drunk driving accident (WS)
• Nightclub Industry Standard CO2 Cannon placement related to injury (TX)
• Nightclub Bottle Service Independent Contractor related to customer injury (FL)
• Industry Standard Bar Operations related to parking lot assault (CT)
• Industry Standard Bar Operations related to a drunk driving hut and run (NC)
• Industry Standard Bartender Intoxication Identification related to drunk driving (NJ)
• Drive Through Beer Barn Industry Operating Procedure related to drunk driving death (OH)
• Industry Standard Bar Operations related to drunk driving death (SC)
• Industry Standard Alcohol Training related to drunk driving hit and run death (CA)
• Industry Standard Bar Operations related to employee drunk driving hit and run (TX)
• Industry Standard Bar Operations and Security Training related to assault (MA)
• Restaurant Minor Consumption of Alcohol-related to assault (FL)

His Alcohol Safety Certifications include;

• 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-Premise 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)


Areas of Expertise
  • Alcohol
  • Bars/Lounges/Night Clubs
  • Casino & Gaming Industry
  • Hotel & Hospitality
  • Liquor Liability/Dram Shop
  • Restaurants

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Luke’s Ice House: Houston Texas, Beaumont Texas and Nederland Texas
Western Entertainment: Director of Nightlife & Bar Operations (2014 – 2016)

Electric Cowboy: Louisville Kentucky and St. Louis Missouri
Western Entertainment: Director of Nightlife & Bar Operations (2013 – 2014)

Rehab Pool Party: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
Hard Rock Hotel: Bar Manager (Summer 2011)

Eve Nightclub: City Center Las Vegas, Nevada
Beso Management Group: General Manager (2010 - 2011)

LAX Nightclub: Luxor Hotel and Casino Las Vegas Nevada
Pure Management Group: Multi-Unit AGM (2008 / 2010)

Noir Bar: Luxor Hotel and Casino Las Vegas Nevada
Pure Management Group: Multi-Unit AGM (2008 / 2010)

Pure Nightclub: Caesar’s Palace Hotel and Casino Las Vegas Nevada
Pure Management Group: Multi-Unit AGM (2008 / 2010)

Pussy Cat Doll Lounge: Caesar’s Palace Hotel and Casino Las Vegas Nevada
Pure Management Group Multi-Unit AGM (2008 / 2010)

Venus Pool Club: Caesar’s Palace Hotel and Casino Las Vegas Nevada
Pure Management Group: Multi-Unit AGM ((2008 / 2010)

Audigier Nightclub: Treasure Island Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
Pure Management Group: Pouring Bar Manager (2008 / 2010)

Tangerine Nightclub Treasure Island Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
Pure Management Group: Pouring Bar Manager (2004 / 2008)

Coyote Ugly Saloon New York New York Casino Las Vegas, Nevada / Washington D.C.
Pure Management Group: Assistant General Manager (2004)

The Gin: Oxford Mississippi
Raise The Bar: Bartender (1996 / 2003)
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Hospitality Alliance: Director of Beverage and Bars | Cayuga Hospitality: Nightclub and Bar Consultant
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: 35
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Dram Shop, Liquor Liability, Alcohol Service, Intoxication Identification, Bartender Training, Premise Liability, Casino Negligence, Nightclub Negligence, Bar Negligence, Slip & Fall.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 75%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 25%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 5
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: March 1, 2022
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: 1
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 3 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Site Visits, Reports, Opinions, and Testimony specific to Industry Standard Bar Operations and Intoxication

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


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