Hon. Cecily Bond (Ret.)

T: 916-921-5300
F: 916-565-7780
Professional Liability
Judge Bond has the distinctive experience of having served as a trial judge for nearly twenty years and as a mediator thereafter on cases involving legal, medical, dental, and accounting malpractice and healthcare issues including elder abuse. She has lectured on the effectiveness of mediation in these cases to attorneys and healthcare providers, as well as to nursing home providers. Her experience uniquely qualifies her to focus on the intricacies of healthcare law while at the same time dealing with the emotional issues involved. Judge Bond is widely respected for her neutrality and objectivity, and she has achieved an extremely high settlement rate.

Representative Matters

  • Accounting Malpractice: Judge Bond has handled several cases involving allegations of improper accounting procedures, failure to give appropriate tax advice, and co-mingling of monies for personal use with business income
  • Elder Abuse: Because of confidentiality requirements, Judge Bond is unable to specifically enumerate elder abuse cases she has handled, but she has personally mediated cases in both Northern and Southern California. She has also been specifically requested to mediate cases in Las Vegas, Nevada on a regular basis, and has successfully mediated numerous elder abuse claims resulting in six- and seven-figure dollar settlements
  • Legal Malpractice: Judge Bond has mediated and arbitrated numerous matters involving interpretation of partnership agreements, buy-sell agreement, valuations of legal practices as well as claims of legal malpractice including misrepresentation and fee disputes
  • Medical and Dental Malpractice: Judge Bond has 25 years of extensive experience in medical and dental mediations, arbitrations, and trials involving allegations of negligence for failure to diagnosis; failure to perform procedures in conformity with the standard of care; failure to adequately explain consequences of procedures and/or courses of treatment; failure to involve other specialties; and failure to provide adequate follow up care

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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