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.
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.