The defendant in this case. A likeable guy who was my friend in grade school.
Larry Butz (aka Laurice Deauxnim) is Phoenix Wright's very first client in a case where he is accused of killing his girlfriend, Cindy Stone. Long-time friends, Phoenix owed Larry a great deal for inspiring him to become a defense lawyer. They went to grade school together, and also with Miles Edgeworth for a short time.
While Larry may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, he at least beats out Dick Gumshoe. He is unusually emotional for someone of his appearance, but underneath he is both a loyal friend and a hard worker.