Justice Strauss
Justice Strauss
Biographical information
Born: Unknown
Died: (Alive)
Cause of Death:
Alias: J.S.
Physical description
Gender: Female
Hair Color: Black (possibly)
Eye Color: Blue (possibly)
Skin Color : White
Family: Unnamed parents
Love interests: None
Profession: High Court Judge
Loyalty High Court


</noinclude>Justice Strauss is a high court judge who lives next to Count Olaf's house. The Baudelaires take a liking to her as soon as they meet, and she soon lets them use her library to learn how to cook puttanesca sauce. Her library also comes in handy in the foiling of Count Olaf's plot to get the Baudelaire fortune. At the mock wedding that Count Olaf sets up, she plays the judge and almost marries Violet to the Count (Violet prevents this). At the end of the book, Justice offers to look after the Baudelaires, but this is not possible due to legal obligations on the part of Mr. Poe.

In the next series, "The New Series of Unfortunate Events" she re-appears and revels that she is a member of the V.F.D.


She has been researching the Baudelaire case and attempts to bring Count Olaf to justice. Her two fellow High Court judges turn out to be Olaf's associates, the man with a beard but no hair and the woman with hair but no beard. Olaf kidnaps Justice Strauss and threatens to harm her unless the Baudelaires open the Vernacularly Fastened Door leading to the laundry room of the Hotel Denouement. She also mentions that when she was about Esmé Squalor's age, she had been a horse thief for years before realizing it was the wrong thing to do.

Klaus opens the door, but the sugar bowl Olaf is looking for is not inside, and Olaf ascends to the roof to escape after setting fire to the hotel. Justice Strauss attempts to prevent the escape of Count Olaf, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, but Sunny bites her hand so that she lets go of the boat they are escaping in.


Justice Strauss re-appeared in The New Series of Unfortunate Events. She be-friends the Baudelaire children like Violet, Klaus, and Sunny. When she finds out about the death of Violet, Klaus, Sunny she finds to be really up-set about it.


Violet, Klaus, and SunnyEdit

In the Bad Beginning she immediately becomes friends with the Baudelaire orphans. She offers to adopt them but the law states that they have to go to a relative. In one of the books she is kidnapped by Count Olaf, but he let her go. She disappeared and they never sall her again, but she survived the fire at the hotel.


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