Captain Phillipa Louvois (2365)
|Occupation:||officer, Judge Advocate General|
Louvois was a friend of Jack Crusher's at Starfleet Academy. In 2354, Jack Crusher was killed and an inquiry into his death was held at Starbase 32. It was there after the inquiry that Louvois first met Captain Jean-Luc Picard and they soon began a relationship.
By 2355, Louvois held the rank of Commander. That year, she was the prosecutor in the court martial of Captain Picard held at Starbase 32 following the loss of the USS Stargazer after the Battle of Maxia. In her zeal to show that she could prosecute Picard without bias, she overcompensated by relentlessly attacking Picard and even brought up something Picard had said in bed. She was removed from the case, given a formal reprimand, and told to submit to a court of inquiry to determine any further charges. In response, Louvois resigned her commission. (TNG novel: The Buried Age)
Sometime later, Louvois returned to Starfleet. By 2365, she was the newly appointed commander of the Judge Advocate General office for Sector 23 and she held the rank of Captain. The JAG office was stationed at Starbase 173, near the Romulan Neutral Zone.
One of her first duties in her new command on Starbase 173 was ruling on the rights of android Lieutenant Commander Data. She based her ruling on previous decisions and ordered Data to submit to Commander Bruce Maddox, as he was the property of Starfleet. Captain Picard challenged the ruling. Being short staffed, Picard was appointed as Data's defense, with Commander William Riker forced to prosecute. She finally agreed that Data was not the property of Starfleet and had the right to choose. (TNG episode: "The Measure of a Man")
Following Data's hearing, Louvois and Picard spent time together prior to the Enterprise departing Starbase 173 to survey planets in the area for possible colonization. (TNG novel: Metamorphosis (novel))
Louvois was then asked to come to Starbase 104 by Admiral Jan Rosenstrum to interrogate Captain Picard and his staff for their apparent destruction of the USS Nairobi.(TNG comic: "The Noise of Justice")
A few years later, Louvois would head toward a legal conference via shuttlecraft. Starfleet rules prevented JAG officers from piloting shuttlecrafts themselves, so Louvois selected Data to serve as her pilot despite the fact he would miss his first chance to visit a circus; Louvois believed Data to be "one of the best helmsmen in the fleet". The captain also chose to take the opportunity to apologize to Data regarding the situation about his potential disassembly. (TNG comic: "The Rich and the Dead!")
|Starbase 32 personnel|
|Darya Bat-Levi • Phillip Boyce • Doug Dean • Naomi Jerusalmi • Phillipa Louvois • Arlen McAteer • Thomas Salisbury • Sartak • T'Lara|
|Starbase 173 personnel|
|Phillipa Louvois • Tujiro Nakamura • Phylo|