Pasadena Office:

215 North Marengo Ave.
Suite 160, Pasadena,
California 91101

(310) 907-5715 (direct)

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Joe Joseph E. Deering

After graduating from Hastings College of Law and joining the California Bar, I have served the legal needs of clients throughout Santa Monica and West Los Angeles. I have also been a professor of Cal State Los Angeles and am the founder of their paralegal program. With close to 40 years of legal experience, I strive to provide legal services with care and compassion.

I have a special interest in assisting older persons with their legal problems and helping them make informed financial and health care decisions.

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Joseph E. Deering

College: California State University, Long Beach, B.A., 1968.

Law School: Hastings College of Law, University of California, J.D., 1971.

Admitted: 1972, California; 1976, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1980, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; 1982, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1987, U.S. Supreme Court

Biography: Professor, Emeritus College, Santa Monica College, 1996—.  President, Los Angeles Chapter Hastings Alumni Association, 1987-1988. Chair of the Elder Law Committee, Wealth Counsel.  Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Member: Santa Monica (President, 1987), Los Angeles County (Trustee, 1989) and American Bar Association; State Bar of California.

Practice Areas: Estate Planning, Trusts, and Wills; Elder Law; Probate; Guardianship and Conservatorship; Real Estate; Civil Litigation; Non-profit and Charitable Organizations.

 Beverly Beverly R. Sands

I have been working in the legal field in California for more than 40 years. In the late 1960's and early 1970's, I was very involved in the creation of a new profession then known as Legal Assistants, later to be called Paralegals. I was instrumental in the founding of the paralegal program and California State University at Los Angeles and taught in that program for over 25 years. Since graduating from law school and being admitted to the California Bar in 1979, I have practiced in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate, and Estate Administration. My goal is to provide, in addition to legal services, the moral support and personal assistance which is so important to my clients.

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Beverly R. Sands

Law School: Glendale University College of Law, J.D., 1979.

Admitted: 1979, California

Occupations: Attorney at Law in private practice, 1979; Professor, Emeritus College, Santa Monica College, 2007.

Member: Beverly Hills Bar Association; Santa Monica Bar Association.

Practice Areas: Estate Planning; Trusts, Wills and Probate.

TimurTimur M. Berberoglu

In 1998 I move to Santa Monica and enrolled at Southwestern University School of Law where I received my J.D. in 2001. After law school I was able to work for several mid-sized law firms where I gained valuable experience, until 2003 when I established my estate planning practice. In 2006 I joined Deering, Sands, & Berberoglu. I handle both small and large estates, as well as simple and complex Probate and Conservatorship matters. Much of my work is centered on litigation, and I maintain a caseload that allows me to spend time with my clients in order to get to know them understand their businesses.

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Timur M. Berberoglu

College: University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A., Law in Society, 1993

Law School: Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2001

Admitted: 2001, California

Member: Los Angeles County Bar Association, Santa Monica Junior Chamber of Commerce

Practice Areas: Estate Planning, Trusts, and Wills; Probate; Civil Litigation.