David E. Kelley is an American screenwriter and showrunner. He created Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, Boston Legal and Harry's Law, and co-created Doogie Howser, M.D. with Steven Bochco.

Tropes common to David E. Kelley's work include:

  • Crossover: Most of Kelley's shows have crossed over with at least one other.
  • Write What You Know: Kelley was a lawyer before becoming a professional writer.
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