Larry Butz, known as Masashi Yahari in Japan, is a recurring character from the Ace Attorney series of visual novel adventure games.
The overemotional and lazy childhood friend of both Phoenix Wright and Miles Edgeworth, Larry is known for his bad luck in life, jobs and with girlfriends. Wright gets his start in his law carrer defending Butz on the charge of murdering Butz's old girlfriend in the first case of the first game. Larry is also called to the stand in the fourth case of the same game and in a couple cases of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations. He also appears in Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth and its sequel. He returns in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice in the DLC episode "Turnabout Time Traveller".