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Stephen Barth Professor, Attorney

B.A. in Economics, M.A. in Communications, J.D. (Law), Texas Tech University.

Expertise & Research Interests

  • Hotel Law
  • Restaurant Law
  • Hotel Security and Loss Prevention
  • Restaurant Security and Loss Prevention
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol/Dram Shop Liability
  • Travel Risk Management
  • Leadership
  • Customer Care
  • Positive Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

Career Highlights
Founder of,,, and the annual Hospitality Law Conference series; author of Hospitality Law and co-author of Restaurant Law Basics; more than 20 years of experience in hospitality operations, including line positions, management and ownership; founding member of the Hospitality Industry Bar Association; attorney, mediator and a strong proponent for alternative-dispute resolution; highly sought-after speaker who has addressed more than 200 organizations and hotels around the world; prolific writer with articles on legal and leadership issues appearing regularly in Lodging Hospitality, Hotel and Motel Management, CHEERS, NightClub and Bar and; assisted the National Restaurant Association in developing its Safety and Security Seminar and its Responsible Service of Alcohol program; member of a select group of instructors worldwide designated by the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association to teach its Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) program.