Hon. Cecily Bond (Ret.)

T: 916-921-5300
F: 916-565-7780
Health Care
Judge Bond has the distinctive experience of having served as a trial judge for twenty years and as a mediator and arbitrator with JAMS on cases involving managed health care issues including billing disputes, fees for services, provider disputes, medical staff discipline disputes, and physician groups vs. hospital and/or insurance providers. Her experience uniquely qualifies her to focus on the intricacies of health care law. Widely respected for her neutrality and objectivity, Judge Bond has achieved an extremely high mediation success rate.

Representative Mediations

  • Contract disputes involving Inter-hospital agreement for patient care services; Hospital-Health Plan Reimbursement Agreements
  • Handled multi-million dollar dispute between provider and health care organization disputing overpayments/underpayments for services rendered

Representative Matters

  • Arbitrated dispute between provider and health care organization to determine which entity was responsible for several thousand dollars of extraordinary cancer care expenses under the terms of the contract between the parties
  • Contract disputes involving Inter-hospital agreement for patient care services; Hospital-Health Plan Reimbursement Agreements
  • Handled multi-million dollar dispute between provider and health care organization disputing overpayments/underpayments for services rendered
  • Prepared internal procedure for resolution and evaluation of disputes between the five major health plans and their enrollees due to allegations of misrepresentation and failure to disclose prior medical condition of plan member
  • Resolution of labor management disputes relating to interpretation of collective bargaining agreements of proposed layoffs
  • Resolved partnership dispute among doctors and medical group

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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