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Cecily Bond

Hon. Cecily Bond (Ret.)

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Karen Clerici
T: 916-830-7102
F: 916-565-7780
2520 Venture Oaks Way , Suite 400 , Sacramento , CA 95833
Since joining JAMS in 2000 after over twenty years of dispute resolution experience as a sitting judge, Judge Bond has handled numerous mediations and arbitrations and has been appointed discovery referee or special master on numerous matters. Judge Bond is highly respected in the legal community and is known for being a quick read and for her compassion on emotionally charged matters. She has an extremely high settlement rate and is regarded as an excellent mediator. Judge Bond handles a wide variety of personal injury matters involving public utility agencies, premises liability, automotive design defect, assault and battery, molestation, sexual abuse, animal attacks, auto accidents involving police officers, FELA matters, and uninsured and underinsured motorist claims.

Representative Matters

  • Assault and battery matter involving known gang members
  • Cases involving animal attacks; snakes, and dogs
  • FELA matters involving rail road employees with injuries such as loss of hearing, injuries to the neck and back, and loss of limbs
  • High speed chase injuries
  • Home fire case caused by faulty wiring which resulted in major injuries
  • Matter involving a minor that was electrocuted at a carwash facility due to exposed wiring
  • Molestation case involving a boy scout leader
  • Motor vehicle and/or airplane accidents
  • Personal injury due to alleged lack of supervision at amusement park
  • Rape and sexual assault
  • Regional fire case against a major public utility company where a diseased tree causing overhead electrical wires to fall causing major fire resulted in catastrophic loss
  • Snowboarding accident
  • Uninsured and underinsured motorist claims
  • 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, 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
  • 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, Loeb & Loeb, Los Angeles, CA, 1965-1976
  • 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

Counsel Comments

    • “Did not waste time at the start of mediation; got right into the disputed issue.”

      -Head of Civil Litigation Department, Employment Firm
    • “Judge Bond proved an excellent neutral. She was prepared, understood the legal and factual issues, communicated well with my client, and understood that my client was well aware of the risks and issues with the case. She did not waste time.”

      -Sacramento Attorney
    • “Judge Bond did a great job! Willing to listen; didn’t get sidetracked by difficult evidence; was not fazed by significant dollars. She is one of the best. Always gets it done.”

      -Silicon Valley Attorney
    • “Judge Bond quickly boiled down some complicated facts to the essential issues and was able to show my client their exposure.”

      -Greater Sacramento Area Attorney
    • “Judge Bond is terrific, effective mediator. She is great at problem solving when parties come to an impasse. She did not give up.”

      -Bay Area Attorney

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