Multi award-winning writer/producer David E. Kelley is the mind behind some of America’s most groundbreaking and distinctive television dramas that address contemporary issues such as social justice, diversity, and privilege. He is the creator of the Emmy, Peabody and Golden Globe Award-winning shows “Boston Legal,” “The Practice,” and “Ally McBeal,” the critically acclaimed dramatic series “Boston Public,” “Chicago Hope,” and “Picket Fences.” Kelley’s adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s book “Big Little Lies” has received multiple awards including an Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series as well as four Golden Globes. His latest projects include HBO’s most-watched series of 2020 “The Undoing,” Hulu’s “Nine Perfect Strangers,” and the upcoming “Love And Death” for HBO Max.

Before venturing into the world of entertainment, Kelley was an attorney practicing law in Boston. While still a lawyer, he wrote the feature film “From the Hip,” which earned the attention of “L.A. Law” co-creator Steven Bochco. He joined “L.A. Law” as a writer in 1986, quickly climbing the ranks to producer. Kelley earned five Emmy Awards as a producer and writer, as well as 13 Emmy nominations. “L.A. Law” won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series four out of the five seasons in which Kelley participated. In addition, Kelley earned five nominations from the Writers Guild of America. Following “L.A. Law,” Mr. Kelley has gone on to create over twenty television series, credited with writing over five-hundred episodes.

Born in Waterville, Maine, Kelley graduated from Princeton University in 1979, where he served as captain of the hockey team. He received his law degree from the Boston University School of Law in 1983. Kelley’s background in law greatly influenced his ability to create thought-provoking television that resonates with viewers across the world.