Riley believes in fighting for the common man and standing up against large institutions who take advantage of those who are not represented.
Since joining Douglas R. Beam, P.A., Riley Beam has helped take on some of the biggest personal injury, civil, and criminal cases at the firm. Riley follows in the tradition of the firm and believes in taking cases to trial.
Riley's first trial was historic for the firm and record-breaking for Brevard County. Working alongside a team of talented lawyers, Riley helped land a $28,500,000 verdict. Since then, he has been instrumental in securing positive results for clients in personal injury and criminal defense law.
Riley's work is focused in motor vehicle collisions, civil rights, trucking, premises liability, slip/trip and falls, negligent security, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, and many other personal injury incidents where clients have suffered paralyzation, brain injuries, life-long physical and emotional injuries, or death.
Riley attended the University of Florida during their historic championship runs and graduated with a B.A. in Advertising. After graduating, Riley went directly to Florida International University College of Law. Riley has continued his involvement in the community in various neighborhood sports leagues, support for local high school athletic programs, the Vassar B. Carlton Inn of Court, American Association for Justice, the Florida Justice Association, and the American Diabetes Association. He has been published in the Florida Justice Association Journal regarding damages in personal injury cases, has given presentations at the Workhorse Seminar on the topic of personal injury and the Vassar B. Carlton Inn of Court on the topics professionalism and burdens of proof.
Riley was named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 by the American Association for Justice.
You will not find Riley or Doug Beam on a TV ad or billboard. The firm was founded in 1987 and built its reputation through word of mouth from their clients, results in the court room, and aggressive approach to their cases.
Riley currently lives in Melbourne, Florida and has been happily married since 2013.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2012||12/20/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Attorney||Douglas R. Beam, P.A.||2012 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court||N/A||2013 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2012 - Present|
|Brevard County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2012 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Lifetime Member||2012 - Present|
|Florida Justice Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2012 - Present|
|Florida Justice Association Journal||Elements of Damages in Florida: Embarrassment, Humiliation, and Inconvenience||2015|
|Florida International University||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|University of Florida||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2009|
|Workhorse Seminar||Proof and Argument of Damages for Lost Wages in the Past||2017|
|Workhorse Seminar||Damages: Lost Wages||2016|
|Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court||Burdens of Proof: Civil v. Criminal||2015|
|Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court||Professionalism and the Relationships Among Lawyers and the Court||2014|
|Workhorse Seminar||Damages: Embarrassment, Humiliation, and Inconvenience||2014|
|Client v. MERCEDES BENZ OF MELBOURNE||$4,356,000.00 verdict|
|Client (Motorcycle) v. SULLIVAN||Confidential Settlement|
|Client (Infant) v. BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORK, LLC. and Others||Confidential Settlement|
|Client v. THE IMPORTED CAR STORE, INC.; THE DINGMAN GROUP, INC.; and JASON ANDREW NEAL||$28,500,000 verdict for client and family|
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