About Rick Beam

Attorney Rick Beam has over 25 years’ experience as an attorney practicing law in the Gaston County area.  He began his career here using his formal name of Richard Beam as an assistant district attorney (assistant DA).  After moving into private practice, he eventually chose to focus strictly on the area of criminal defense.  Richard Beam was carving a well-respected name for himself when his clients started referring to him as Rick Beam.  The name stuck and so did his commitment to getting the best results possible for his clients.  Rick Beam is now considered one of the preeminent criminal defense attorneys handling cases in the following counties: Gaston, Cleveland and Lincoln.  He is often called upon by other attorneys for guidance and instruction in criminal defense matters.

Defense Attorney Rick Beam is one of an elite group of attorneys approved to represent clients in capital murder cases and he is one of the select attorneys admitted to practice federally in the Western District of North Carolina.  His commitment to his clients is unparalleled and has earned him a strong reputation for honesty and fairness.  This has been demonstrated by the clients who have hired him to represent them, even though he had prosecuted them years earlier when he was an assistant DA; and by the number of law enforcement officers and court personnel who have referred their family and friends to him.  Rick always works to achieve the best result for each client’s distinctive situation, taking the time to meet with them and getting to know them on a personal level.

For help with your legal matter, feel free to contact The Law Offices of Richard Beam to schedule an appointment for an individual  consultation with Rick.


Curriculum Vitae

Juris Doctor: University of North Carolina School of Law, May 1992
B.A. in History: University of North Carolina, May 1989

Represented clients in more than 200 jury trials in the trial courts of Gaston, Lincoln, and Cleveland Counties, as well as in the Federal court of the Western District of North Carolina.

August 2012 until Present:
Law Offices of Richard Beam
Gastonia, NC

January 1998 until July 2012:
Partner, Hubbard and Beam Law Firm
Gastonia, NC

October 1992 until December 1997:
Assistant District Attorney, Judicial District 27A
Gastonia, NC

Areas of Practice
Criminal Defense:

MurderKidnappingDrug Violations
DWIObtaining PropertyProbation Violations
MisdemeanorsTraffic OffensesMinor Infractions

Federal Defense:

MurderBank FraudHuman Trafficking
Drug ConspiracyWhite Collar CrimeRico Violations
Wire FraudWeapons OffensesComputer/Internet Related Crimes