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Riley H Beam

Personal injury Attorney at Melbourne, FL

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Riley Beam

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 2 years
    Florida - FL 11 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2020
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2012
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Riley

Learn Riley’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Car accidents, spinal injuries, trucking accidents, wrongful death, nursing home abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, insurance disputes, premises liability

  2. Brain injury
    Traumatic brain injuries, concussions, loss of consciousness, head trauma, memory loss, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, cervical dystonia

  3. Criminal defense
    Felonies, misdemeanors, DUIs, domestic violence, juveniles, violation of probation

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 through 2020 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 with his wife and daughter.

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Douglas R. Beam, P.A.
25 W. New Haven Ave
Suite C
Melbourne, FL, 32901


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  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Janine | July 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I have utmost admiration and respect for the Beam’s law firm
Riley Beam provided excellent legal advise and guidance. Professional, very knowledgeable, patient and compassionate. I highly recommend Mr Beam should you need an attorney.
Posted by Jeannie Brizendine | October 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
Riley was excellent as well as Joann.!! We were kept updated and they were clear with exactly what we needed to do on our end. Joann was determine to make things right for us! They were friendly but professional. They all made us feel like we were family and they worked hard for our case! We are very pleased with our outcome!
Posted by Cassidy | November 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer
Riley and his team were amazing! They were with me after my car accident and helped answer any questions I had! They were awesome and helped me throughout the whole ordeal! I would recommend them to anyone who needs!
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent References
I had a legal question that didn't really pertain to Mr. Beams type of law that he practices. Mr. Beam took the time out of his schedule to give excellent references in the area of law that was my concern. I commend his professionalism! Thank you!
Posted by Alex | January 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer
Riley Beam is an extremely friendly and personable man who makes both prospective and actual clients feel very comfortable when discussing their cases with him. As an actual lawyer, he is incredibly knowledgeable in both criminal defense and personal injury law, and I highly recommend taking your case to him. While Riley is only in his late twenties, his father, Douglas R. Beam, has been an extremely successful trial attorney for the last three decades. The Beam team of father and son work together out of their very successful Melbourne firm, and have thousands of former clients who can attest to their incredible dedication to their clients and their cases. Riley is especially great at keeping the lines of communication open with his clients, and is constantly keeping in touch throughout the different stages of the case. Personally, I could not have been happier with the result that Riley and his firm achieved for me in the case that I brought to them. However, while many attorneys can win your case for you, it is much more rare to be treated as well as I was by Riley and his entire staff at his Melbourne firm. From the first day I walked in to the final day of my case, I felt like I was their most important client. I never had to wait more than a day to have my calls or e-mails returned, and he was always extremely friendly and gracious when updating me on any developments. If you are looking for a lawyer who really cares and will work tirelessly for you, while also treating you like you're family, Riley Beam is the man for you. At the very least, I would encourage you to take your case into his office for an initial consultation with Riley, and it will not take long for you to realize that I was not exaggerating about either the customer service component or his intellectual abilities and tireless work ethic for defending his clients.
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Posted by William | January 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Riley Beam exceeded my expectations.
I retained Riley beam as my attorney to do a personal injury case, along with a few other cases. The experience far exceeded my expectations. The communication was far better then any attorney I've done business with in the past, he's very knowledgeable. I would defenty recommend Riley to anyone looking for any attorney! The law firm has a great reputation here in Brevard county.
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  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Douglas R. Beam, P.A.
  • 2012 - Present


  • Florida International University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Legal Cases

  • $4,356,000.00 verdict
  • Client (Motorcycle) v. SULLIVAN
  • Confidential Settlement
  • Client (Infant) v. BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORK, LLC. and Others
  • Confidential Settlement
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  • Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court
  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014


Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
Endorse Riley
Personal injury Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and his firm."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Riley is an excellent lawyer, who will fight for the best results possible for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Riley is a wonderful, hard-working attorney who truly cares about his clients. I highly endorse and recommend him!"
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Riley is an aggressive and thorough lawyer who is extremely knowledgeable in the law. His work on high profile personal injury cases is well known in the legal community. I endorse Riley Beam in Personal Injury Law."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Riley is a great guy and a great lawyer. He cares about his clients and will fight to get them the best result for their case. I recommend someone with a PI case in Florida give him a call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Riley. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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