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Douglas Randolph Beam

Personal injury Attorney at Melbourne, FL

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also known as Douglas R. Beam, Doug Beam


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About Douglas

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Doug Beam is no stranger to the underdog. A trial lawyer since 1985, Doug has a reputation as the “lawyer’s lawyer;” trying and winning the unwinnable. With a passion for the courtroom, Doug has handled thousands of cases, taken hundreds to trial and scored some of the largest verdicts in Florida’s history.

 

In 1988, Doug founded Douglas R. Beam, P.A., Attorneys and Counselors at Law. His law firm represents clients in a wide range of cases, including traumatic brain injury, civil rights, victims of crime, criminal justice, wrongful death, trucking crashes, nursing home and assisted living facility abuse and neglect, premises liability, aviation crashes, and motor vehicle crashes.

Before opening Douglas R. Beam, P.A. in 1988, Doug served as a prosecutor for over three years at the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, trying many jury trials, and started the Child Sexual Abuse Prosecution Unit. His innovative approach as a prosecutor led to him trying one of the first-ever cases in the country which relied on DNA evidence. Doug routinely takes his cases to trial and earns large verdicts for his personal injury clients and acquittals for his criminal law clients.

Doug actively speaks at various events, teaching others in the legal community about trial practice, civil rights, police misconduct, personal injury, criminal defense, and working with clients suffering from severe brain injuries. Recent speaking engagements include:

- 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 The National Trial Lawyers Summit (Miami)
- 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 Connectionology Seminars and Webinars (USA)
- 2021, 2020 TBI MedLegal of California Traumatic Brain Injury Webinars (San Diego)
- 2020 Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Convention Webinar (Sacramento)
- 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 Fla. Justice Association Workhorse Seminar (Orlando)
- 2020 Brevard County Bar Association Webinar and Seminar (Melbourne)
- 2020 Trial Lawyers University Webinar (Detroit)
- 2016 Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit Seminar (Phoenix)
- 2015 Catastrophic Care Society (Las Vegas)

Outside of his law firm and speaking engagements, Doug is a Diplomat and member of the Executive Committee of The National Trial Lawyers; AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell; a President's Club Member of the American Association for Justice; the first lifetime member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL); a lifetime member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL); an Eagle member of the Florida Justice Association and is recognized as a Super Lawyer. Doug is a past president of the Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents and the Brevard County Bar Association.

Doug 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 assistant editor of the Tennessee Law Review and as editor-in-chief of The Forum, the law school newspaper. Doug is happily married to his wife of 38 years, Cathy. They have two sons, one of whom, Riley Beam, is a member of the law firm and Nathan Beam, who is the Director of Business Development for the law firm. Doug is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Melbourne, FL, where he served as Chair of the Board of Trustees and as Chair of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee.

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Attorneys Doug Beam and Riley Beam
Licensed for 37 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1985
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Douglas R. Beam, P.A.
25 West New Haven Avenue
Suite C,
Melbourne, FL, 32901-4463

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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2017
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Great Help
Jessica Travis and Doug Beam walked us through the issues we had, identified the options and made sure at all times were were comfortable with our knowledge of what was at stake. We were impressed with the amount of time that they dedicated to us in order to ensure we received the best outcome available.
Posted by Gabriel | May 11, 2017
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Great service caring people
I would recommend Riley Beam and the rest of the attorneys at Douglas R. Beam law firm.They did a great job on my case, the communication was great I barely had to do anything they made sure that I was taken care of and that I would be put in the best situation for me to get past the situation I was in.If you need a great lawyer and somebody who actually cares about your wellbeing and your future look no further then Douglas R. Beam and his attorneys.
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Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2017
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Saved our business!
Mr. Beam helped our company deal with the city and code compliance that at first seemed like a daunting task. Due to his experience he was ready for this fight and made preparations that helped us if we ever decided to take it to court. Luckily, we didn't need to go this route as his methods were affected and our business was able to operate without any issue saving our business. He was easily accessible at all hours and made us feel very important. I hope that I never need him again, but if I did I would hire him in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Tim | March 23, 2017
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Douglas Beam
I went to Douglas Beam a few years back. Could not have been more pleased. Great professionalism, speed, and communication throughout the whole process. Mr. Beam provided me with comfort and reassurance in my time of legal need. I recommend him to all my family and friends and would not go anywhere else!
Posted by Anthony | March 21, 2017
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The Best Anyone Could Find
I have contacted Mr. Beam on many occasions. Through every case he has done for me, we'd have a sit down and he'd get to the root of the problem right away. He is very free of being judgemental and would like you to be very open & honest as he is prepares a file for your case. He is also honest and will try to give you your best options while he works to get you the best deal he can before or during a hearing, a trial, an appeal and other court proceedings. Mr. Beam has worked hard to getting me out of trouble a number of times. That has given me a second chance in life to further my education, go after goals, and chase my dreams and aspirations.
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2015
Without comparison!
Doug is the epitome of a straight shooter who gets things done. He is well connected, honest, and well respected in the community. I would reccomened him to anyone with any needs in his field.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner and Trial Lawyer
  • Douglas R. Beam, P.A.
  • 1988 - Present
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Brevard County State Attorney's Office
  • 1985 - 1988

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Western Carolina University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • Client v. MERCEDES BENZ OF MELBOURNE
  • $4,356,000
  • Client v. THE IMPORTED CAR STORE, INC.; THE DINGMAN GROUP, INC.; and JASON ANDREW NEAL
  • $28,500,000.00
  • State v. Delmario Untrale Hill
  • One of the first DNA cases in the nation

Associations

  • 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
  • Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents
  • President
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1994 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent®
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • President's Club
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Member
  • Melvin M. Belli Society
  • 2021
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2021
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Round Table Magazine
  • 2020
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug is a highly-experienced and well-respected attorney in the community. He not only works hard for his clients, but he also helps new and experienced attorneys in the community. I recommend and endorse him!"
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Doug is an excellent lawyer and a great human being. His reputation in the community is that of a highly ethical and knowledgeable lawyer but even more important a person of high moral character. Doug will tell it to you straight. I highly endorse Doug Beam."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Doug Beam is a great lawyer and better lawyer. He is a true trial lawyer that will fight for his client and is not afraid to take the difficult cases. I completely endorse Doug if you have a personal injury, civil rights, or criminal defense case in Florida."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug is an outstanding trial lawyer and a distinguished member of the local bar. I highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Douglas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Doug Beam. He is an outstanding, creative and ethical lawyer. He is very well respected in the field and in the legal community. I really enjoyed working with Mr. Beam."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Beam is a leader among the legal community and very knowledgeable in Personal Injury and Criminal law."
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Melbourne Personal injury Lawyer Douglas Randolph Beam
Douglas Randolph Beam
Personal injury Attorney
Melbourne, FL
Licensed for 37 years