Terrence Butler honed his skills at two of the most prestigious law firms in Los Angeles.

Terrence Butler is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Southwestern University School of Law. Terry began his legal career at Kadison, Phelser, Wood, Quinn and Rossi and worked at Hurley, Grassini and Wrinkle before opening his own office in Beverly Hills, California in December 1988.

In addition to serving as a Los Angeles Municipal Court Judge Pro Tem, Terry was an Adjunct Professor of Law at University of West Los Angeles. He is currently a member the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys Of California and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.

After practicing in such fields as personal injury, business litigation, criminal law, bankruptcy, and entertainment law, Terry partnered with Karen Dodge in the mid-1990s. Together they built Butler&Dodge into the respected, specialized firm it is today.



Karen Dodge is one of the very few female burn survivors practicing law in America today.

Karen Dodge was born in Grosse Point, Michigan. Karen was severely injured in a "coffee-burn" accident when she was two years old. Her family moved to Beverly Hills, California soon after. Karen is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles and of the University of West Los Angeles School of Law, where she received the Top First Year Student Award.

Karen joined the Law Offices of Terrence Butler in 1990 and was the catalyst behind the firm's decision to devote all of its energies to the representation of burn survivors and their families. Karen is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Of California and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

More recently, Karen was invited to join the Board of Directors of the Children’s Burn Foundation, in conjunction with the world-famous Grossman Burn Center, located in Sherman Oaks, California