Deerfield Beach, FL –Todd Clarke, 42, has been promoted to vice president and general counsel for Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus, businesses of parent company JM Family Enterprises in Deerfield Beach, Fla. He will report to Carmen Johnson, executive vice president and general counsel of JM Family, and oversee the legal teams that support the companies with compliance, transactions, litigation management and all other legal functions.
Prior to joining JM Family in 2004, Clarke was a trial attorney for six years in Colorado and Florida. Since starting his career with JM Family’s subsidiary JM&A Group, he’s held various positions in its legal departments and has been a key contributor on many successful legal initiatives. Most recently, Clarke served as the assistant vice president and deputy general counsel for Southeast Toyota.
Clarke earned a B.S. in Finance from Florida State University, a J.D. from the University of Denver and is licensed to practice law in Colorado and Florida. He is active in the community, serving as a committee member for the Veterans Pro Bono Project, a part of the United Way's Mission United program offering free legal services to eligible veterans and their families. Additionally, Clarke is a volunteer with the Justice Teaching Program, an initiative sponsored by the Florida Supreme Court that pairs legal professionals with state schools to educate students on the justice system. He and his wife Katie live in Parkland with their three children.