Expert Witness Biography

Jeff Jannarone is uniquely qualified to investigate matters pertaining to dram shop and liquor liability. As a Master Trainer in the Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM) program, as well as a former Officer and Sergeant in the Rutgers University Police Department, Jeff has hands-on experience from every side of the issue. Jeff’s casework includes matters pertaining to the sale and service of alcohol as well as police practices and procedures.

Jeff is one of four master trainers in the Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM) program. TAM is designed to give business owners, managers and staff the training and education they need to be safe and responsible retailers of alcoholic beverages. Since 2000, Jeff has personally instructed more than 2,000 persons in the TAM program. Jeff has provided alcohol service training with various other organizations, including the National Restaurant Association, National Hospitality Institute, and the New Jersey Licensed Beverage Association. Jeff’s dram shop expertise extends to bars and taverns, private clubs, sporting events, concerts and other events and festivals.

As a police officer with the Rutgers University Police Department, Jeff was responsible for providing law enforcement and security services on and around the university campus. His duties often involved investigating criminal incidents that included the illegal sale and use of alcohol and drugs, the implementation of crime prevention programs, and the safety and security of those in attendance at various university events. Jeff has extensive experience conducting field sobriety tests and has provided trial testimony on more than 200 occasions. Jeff retired from the Rutgers University Police Department as a Sergeant, where he spearheaded several initiatives to curtail violence and the illegal sale and use of drugs and alcohol.

Jeff earned degrees in Forensic Science (AS), Criminal Law (BS), and Administrative Science (MAS). He is also a graduate of the Morris County Police Academy and has completed additional graduate-level coursework in Education Administration. He is President of the Middlesex County chapter of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug-Dependence (NCADD) and remains active in various professional and community organizations.