Madera County Superior Court Judge Charles A. Wieland, who presides over the Sierra Superior Court at Bass Lake, has performed a number of swearing in ceremonies during his career, but none like the private one he did Dec. 2 in the living room of his Madera home.
On that day the Honorable Wieland had the pleasure to swear in as new attorneys his son, Ian Wieland, and his wife, Allie Wieland, both of Madera and recent graduates of Fresno's San Joaquin College of Law.
The couple was sworn in a second time before family and friends Dec. 5 in Fresno's B.F. Sisk building. The ceremony officially makes the pair members of the California Bar Association and the federal courts.
Ian, born and raised in Madera, graduated from Madera High School in 2003 and California State University, Fresno, in 2007. Allie, born and raised in Bakersfield, graduated from Liberty High School in 2003 and the University of the Pacific, Stockton, in 2006.
The couple met in Sacramento while Ian was working for the speaker of the California Assembly and Allie was working for then Assemblywoman, now Senator, Cathleen Galgiani.
They attended law school in Fresno beginning in 2009, graduating this past summer. Allie was class valedictorian. They married during law school in 2011.
Ian now works in the Fresno office of the statewide law firm of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, representing private and public sector clients in numerous areas of law.
Allie works for the law firm of Sara Hedgepeth-Harris, also in Fresno, practicing appellate and environmental law.