Janet Surillo was a Gotham City Court Judge.
Judge Surillo approved of Harvey Dent's crusade for justice and was willing to hear trial for all the criminals pulled in by Gordon and Dent. She judged over the trial of the criminals, most of whom were stuffed into the courtroom. Later on, her fingerprint was obtained by a henchman of the Joker by a Joker card placed in a court document. The card was given to Lieutenant James Gordon, indicating who the Joker was targeting next.
Gordon dispatched a unit to Surillo's house and the two officers sent to accompany her were given an envelope with instructions for where Surillo should drive to. However, this had been tampered with and when Surillo got in her car and began to drive away, she opened the envelope. A piece of paper said the word "Up". Surillo looked up, and her Mercedes-Benz exploded in a fiery car bomb. Dozens of Joker cards hidden in Surillo's car covered the street.