Hon. Cecily Bond (Ret.)

T: 916-921-5300
F: 916-565-7780
Business/Commercial
Judge Bond has acted as trial judge, arbitrator, mediator, discovery referee, and special master in numerous business and commercial disputes involving complex contractual issues, as well as cases involving trade secrets, unfair business practices, partnership dissolution, shareholder disputes, contract interpretation, specific performance, and accounting issues.

Representative Matters

  • Discovery referee in a wide variety of litigation pending in trial courts, both state and federal
  • Appointed as 3rd director for corporations
  • Judge, mediator, and arbitrator in disputes between individuals, business, and financial entities, including partnership dissolutions, and corporate shareholder disputes
  • Judge, mediator, and arbitrator in numerous cases involving individual and business disputes, including residential and commercial real estate, and development disputes, as well as disputes involving agricultural production, insurance brokerages, entertainment, legal, and banking controversies
  • Judge, mediator, and arbitrator in cases involving dissolution of partnerships, accounting, interpretation of buy-sell agreements
  • Judge, mediator, and arbitrator in cases involving trade secrets and unfair competition controversies
  • Mediator and arbitrator in business disputes involving contract interpretation, damages for waste, and destruction of property
  • Mediator and arbitrator in matters involving option to purchase real property and lease and contract interpretation
  • Mediator and arbitrator in matters involving commercial disputes over quality of manufactured goods
  • Mediator and arbitrator in several matters involving managed healthcare, billing practices, and scope of insurance coverage for specific medical care
  • Mediator, arbitrator, and special master in cases involving design defect litigation, class actions (involving major motor vehicle manufacturer) as well as individual claims for personal injury and diminution in value

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Recognized as a "Top Neutral," Daily Journal Top Neutrals List, 2013
  • Recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer, ADR Category, 2009-2014
  • Recognized as a Top 30 California Neutral, Daily Journal, 2006
  • Judge of the Year Award, Sacramento Consumer Attorneys (for Mediations and Settlements), 1999
  • Sacramento Women Lawyers, Francis Newell Carr Award, 1997
  • Judge of the Year Award, Sacramento County Bar Association, 1988
  • Judge of the Year Award, Capitol City Trial Lawyers, 1988
  • Business and Professional Women, Top Hat Award, 1980-1981
  • Member, State Bar of California, California Women Lawyers, Sacramento Women Lawyers
  • Authored numerous articles and publications on a wide variety of topics
  • Frequently requested lecturer and panelist for a variety of organizations, including the CJER, CEB, California Judges Association, Rutter Group, and California State Bar, Litigation Section
  • Member of the L.A. Copyright Society
  • Co-Authored article on development of cable television
  • "Abstract Adjudications: Cecily Bond often relies on unique solutions to reach settlements," ADR Profile, Daily Journal, August 7, 2015

Background and Education

  • Judge, Sacramento Superior Court, 1980-2000
  • Judicial Council Task Force on Complex Civil Litigation, 1997-1999
  • Member, Judicial Council of California, 1988-1990
  • Presiding Judge, 1988, 1989; Presiding Judge, Appellate Department, 1982-1985
  • Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Employment Development Department, Sacramento, CA, 1976-1980, handled a variety of administrative and legal duties, including representing the Governor in both the California and the United States Supreme Courts
  • Private Practice (specialized in civil litigation), Los Angeles, CA, 1965-1976
  • Loeb & Loeb (specializing in entertainment law), Los Angeles, CA
  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1965
  • M.A., Public and Constitutional Law, University of California, Berkeley, 1963
  • B.A., University of Southern California, 1961

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