Douglas R. Beam is a trial lawyer and has tried hundreds of cases. He is the past president of the Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents and the Brevard County Bar Association. Mr. Beam is the recipient of the First Annual Professionalism Award of the Brevard County Bar Association and the first lifetime member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a lifetime member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a sustaining member of the American Association for Justice and a member of the Florida Justice Association. He has served as chairperson of the 18C Grievance Committee of The Florida Bar and as chairperson of the 18th Judicial Circuit Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee “A.”
He is a member of The National Trial Lawyers, an organization limited to 100 trial lawyers in each state, and is AV- rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He received his law degree from The University of Tennessee College of Law, where he received the Dean’s Citation for Extraordinary Contributions to the University of Tennessee College of Law, served as an editor of theTennessee Law Review and as editor-in-chief of The Forum, the law school newspaper.
Mr. Beam served as a prosecutor for over three years in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, where he started the Child Sexual Abuse Prosecution Unit and prosecuted the first DNA case in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit (one of the first six DNA prosecutions in the United States). He received the Teaching Excellent Award at the Brevard Community College Criminal Justice Center.
In 1988, Mr. Beam founded Douglas R. Beam, P.A., Attorneys and Counselors at Law. The law firm represents clients in a wide range of cases, including motor vehicle accidents, traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, trucking accidents, nursing home and assisted living center neglect, premises liability, and aviation accidents. In the law firm’s criminal defense practice, the attorneys represent individuals who have been accused of crimes or are being investigated for alleged criminal offenses–from misdemeanors to felonies. The law firm also represents lawyers being investigated or prosecuted by The Florida Bar. Mr. Beam is a certified mediator in circuit, county and family law is an approved arbitrator by The Florida Supreme Court.
Mr. Beam is the chairperson of the Board of Trustees of First United Methodist Church of Melbourne and has served as chair of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee. He has coached and sponsored AAU and Melbourne Police Athletic League (PAL) youth basketball teams. He is happily married to his wife of 29 years and also enjoys spending time with their children.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1985||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|First Annual Professionalism Award||Brevard County Bar Association||1999|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents||President||1997 - 1998|
|Brevard County Bar Association||President||1994 - 1995|
|Brevard County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)||Member||N/A|
|Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|University of Tennessee College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|Western Carolina University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|