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 regularly receives multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts.
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 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.