Liquor Liability or “Dram Shop” Litigation Requires a Keen Understanding of the Duties and Responsibilities Imposed Upon Establishments That Sell Or Serve Alcohol in Our Jurisdictions.
Our team at Bardsley, Benedict + Cholden, LLP understands the nuances associated with standards of intoxication, analyses of blood-alcohol content, over-service allegations, and hospitality industry training and certification. We represent commercial hosts including hotels, restaurants, taverns, social clubs, and public dining facilities, as well as suppliers and distributors for various claims.
We work closely with bar owners and their employees. Our primary focus is to ensure that the needs of our clients come first. Owning and operating an establishment that serves alcohol is challenging enough in our region. Proper representation is imperative to make sure of a positive outcome. BBC Law attorneys regularly counsel our clients on ways to operate their business safely, efficiently and in a manner that can help avoid future litigation.
We regularly work with several types of experts including toxicologists, investigators and security specialists. Developing a solid defense to eliminate the exposure of the bar owner is a primary goal of our team. Often times, this means providing advice in an effort to limit issues before they occur.