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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
Judge Bond has over twenty years of dispute resolution experience as a sitting judge and joined JAMS in 2000 immediately following her retirement from the Sacramento Superior Court. As a trial judge, she has presided over numerous complex civil court trials and writ adjudications which required written determination of complex legal and factual issues involving virtually all areas of civil litigation. Judge Bond has extensive experience serving as a discovery referee and/or special master appointed by both the U. S. District Courts and California Superior Courts.

Representative Matters

  • Class action case involving unfair business practices, false advertising, and breach of contract against a major automobile manufacturer
  • Class action personal injury case involving claims of design defect involving motor vehicle manufacturer
  • Commercial apartment complex matter with allegations of defect and improper construction practices
  • Complex business matters involving claims of unfair competition and misappropriation of trades secrets by a major software company
  • Construction cases involving defect and contract delay claims
  • Discrimination case involving a major public utility concerning hiring, promotion, management, special master with respect to the enforcement of a consent decree
  • Environmental cases involving “CEQA” and “CERCLA” issues, pollution, and compliance with state and federal regulations involving a major ski resort and rocket fuel manufacturer
  • Partnership dissolution case involving improper accounting practices and co-mingling of monies for personal use
  • 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

    • Recognized as a "Top Neutral," Daily Journal Top California Neutrals List, 2013
    • Recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer, ADR Category, 2009-2014 
    • "I strongly believe that the great majority of litigants would prefer to be directly involved in the prompt resolution or settlement of their claims so as to avoid the stress and costs of trial. Effective dispute resolution can achieve this goal."

      - Judge Bond

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