Meet Our Commissioners
Commissioner Jason Todd AllenTerm Expires: December 31, 2020
Commissioner Allen joined the Commission in 2018. He is a Partner with Bass Sox Mercer in Tallahassee, Florida. Commissioner Allen is originally from Citrus County, Florida and received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University. While in college, Jason was a member of the Florida State golf team and Dean’s List. He obtained his juris doctorate from Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia. In law school, Jason was a member of the moot court team, advancing to the Semi-Finals of the Gabrielli National Moot Court Competition in Albany, New York. He graduated cum laude and was made a member of order of the barristers. Jason returned to Tallahassee upon graduating from law school and has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2006. Jason served as a staff attorney for former Speaker of the House, Marco Rubio throughout his tenure as Speaker, working on a variety of legal issues including constitutional questions. After leaving the House, Jason worked as a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Ricky Polston. While he is away from the office, Jason enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, specifically inshore saltwater fishing, and is an avid sports fan.
Commissioner John Martin HayesTerm Expires: December 31, 2020
Commissioner Hayes joined the Commission in 2018. He is a Partner with Akerman, LLP, and a highly regarded litigator, who focuses his litigation practice in the areas of general civil and administrative litigation. Martin works with motor vehicle dealers in all aspects of the motor vehicle dealer-manufacturer relationship. He represents national and public dealer groups and individual and multi-line dealers. Martin’s clients rely on his counsel with respect to the modification of dealer manufacturer franchise agreements, and navigating the ever-changing state laws affecting the dealer-manufacturer relationship. Martin represents auto dealers in litigation, mediations, and informal settlement conferences on issues as diverse as acquiring additional dealerships, warranty audit issues, facility upgrades, terminations, and buy-sell turndowns. Martin also represents employers in matters such as employment discrimination, wrongful terminations, and whistleblower cases. He advises a variety of manufacturers and businesses in breach of contract cases, assists consumer lenders in preparation and review of contracts, lease agreements, and assorted contracts.