Judge (Ret.) Tricia Bigelow served a distinguished career for a good portion of her life to serve the best interests of her Californian constituents. Inspired at an early age by her father to go into law, Bigelow served in multiple capacities through her law career. Starting out as a Deputy Attorney General after graduating with a law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law, she slowly but surely climbed the ladder. She has worn several different hats during her law career; for example, she was successfully nominated by then-Governor Pete Wilson as a Judge in the Los Angeles Municipal Court, and later to the Los Angeles Superior Court. The following Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, successfully had her appointed as Associate Justice and later Presiding Justice for the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division 8 in 2008.