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 a Nightclub and Bar Expert with 25 years of experience, 75 Alcohol Safety Certifications, and over 100 clients across the United States. He is a highly sought-after Nightclub and Bar Consultant and widely considered the most experienced Dram Shop Expert in the legal industry.

Upon graduating from the University of Mississippi, Preston Rideout relocated to Las Vegas to operate Coyote Ugly, Tangerine Nightclub, Pure Nightclub, PCD l Louge, Audigier Nightclub, LAX Nightclub, Noir Bar, EVE Nightclub, Venus, and Rehab Pool Party, located inside New York Casino, Treasure Island Casino, Ceasar's Palace, The Luxor, Aria Casino, and The Hard Rock Hotel.

In 2010, Preston launched Rideout Hospitality and began consulting for Hotels, Resorts, Restaurants, Nightclubs, and Bars across the United States.

In 2016, Preston and Ryan Dahlstrom launched The Bar Experts by publishing. Together they published a Bartender Training Manual. and received over 100,000 downloads. To date, The Bar Experts Bartender Training Manual is the most downloaded document in the Hospitality Industry.

In 2018, Preston recruited Kim Schioldan and Silver Tree Gordon to create the Dram Shop Experts. As a team, they have 75 years of experience and operated over 250 Restaurants, Nightclubs, Bars, Pool Parties, and Music Festivals. Preston, Kim, and Silver are legitimate Nightclub, Bar, and Security experts.

Dram Shop Expertise includes;

• Alcohol Training, Bartender Training, Server Training,
• Bar Operations, Management, Training Programs, Policy, Procedures
• Casino Bar Operations, Management, Training Programs, Policy, Procedures
• Mechanical Bull Operations, Management, Training Programs, Policy, Procedures
• Nightclub Bar Operations, Management, Training Programs, Policy, Procedures
• Pool Party Bar Operations, Management, Training Programs, Policy, Procedures
• Restaurant Bar Operations, Management, Training Programs, Policy, Procedures
• Responsible Alcohol Service, Intoxication Identification, Premise Liability, Slip & Fall.

Previous Litigation Samples include;

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

75 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-Premises 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
  • 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: 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: 45
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: 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: 8
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: August 31, 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: 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, 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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