Michael J. Bond

Indian Law and the Architect and Engineer (2000)


     2004  LLM, Law of Sustainable International Development, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA
    2003  Public International Law, The Hague Academy of International Law, The Netherlands
    1978  JD, Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, WA
    1975  BA, Philosophy, California State University, Fullerton, CA


    Michael has 39+ years of trial, appellate and arbitration practice commencing with service as  Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps.  Michael has tried numerous jury cases to verdict in state and federal courts; and he has handled cases in every division of the Courts of Appeal in Washington, the Washington Supreme Court, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  In addition to his trial and appellate practice, Michael writes for publication and in 2014 published a memoir of his career as a trial lawyer.  He has been an invited speaker about international commercial arbitration and the impact of cultural resource law on our relations with the Native American tribes.

   Michael has served as arbitrator or counsel in over 65 arbitrations, including claims for construction disputes, personal injury, commercial contract, property damage, and partnership dissolution.  He has volunteered as arbitrator for the Willem C. Vis Arbitration Moot since 2005.

    "AV Preeminent" rated, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory


     ICC Advanced PIDA Training, Paris, France, 2009
    Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2007
    LLM, Law of Sustainable International Development, 2004
    Public International Law, The Hague, 2003
    Scholarly work on international arbitration published in London, UK, the Netherlands, India, U.S. and Mealey's
    International Arbitration Reports
    Consultant to project work in Democratic Republic of Congo, Columbia, Mexico, India, offshore drilling Vietnam, trade
    sanctions evaluation Sudan, license and distribution of proprietary geophysical investigative software in Indonesia, China
    and the Middle East
    8 years study of French language, rusty conversational


  Mike Bond, Remember to Duck: A Trial Lawyer’s Memoir (2014) available at Amazon.com

     The Standard of Proof in International Commercial Arbitration, ARBITRATION, 77:3, August 2011

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     The Americanization of Carlos Calvos,
     Drafting the Arbitration Clause for International Project Contracts, CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION REPORTER,
     ​April 2007

    The Arbitration Clause in International Project Contracts, in INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION: A
    CRITICAL STUDY 41, The Icfai University Press, Hyderabad, India (Anila V. Menon ed., 2007)

     ​An Interlegality of International Commercial Arbitration, TRANSNATIONAL DISPUTE MANAGEMENT, April 2006

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     A Geography of International Arbitration, ARBITRATION INTERNATIONAL, Volume 21:1, 99-112 (2005)

    Doing Business with the Tribes: An Indian Law Primer for the Design Professional, CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION
    REPORTER, September 2000 

    Rebuilding the Citadel of Privity, GONZAGA LAW REVIEW, Spring 1995, and LEGAL HANDBOOK FOR
    ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, AND CONTRACTORS, Clark Boardman Callaghan, A. Dibs, ed., 1995

The World Bank’s Appropriation of Civil Society (2005)

 In addition, the following papers are available here:

Native American Tribes of the Pacific Northwest (2001)