Award-winning drama The Practice, from renowned writer/producer David E. Kelley, is one of television's most acclaimed dramas. The series has won some of the biggest awards in television, including the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series, the Golden Globe for Best Dramatic Series, and the George Foster Peabody Award for overall excellence.
Set in Boston, The Practice centers on the passionate attorneys of Donnell, Young, Dole, & Frutt. To these defense lawyers, every case is important, every client worth a fight to the end. Pursuing justice, however, often confronts the firm with serious ethical and moral issues of conscience, often causing the colleagues to clash with their clients — and each other.
Keeping the defense attorneys on their toes is no-nonsense A.D.A. Helen Gamble (Lara Flynn Boyle). One of the district's top prosecutors, Helen is unyielding in her quest to put the accused behind bars. Joining the show for the 2001-02 season is A.D.A. Alan Lowe (Ron Livingston), a hotshot prosecutor hand-planted by the D.A. to second-chair Helen on a high-profile murder case. Alan is as talented — and stubborn — as Helen is, and she knows it.
The Practice was created by David E. Kelley. Kelley and Bob Breech are the executive producers. Kathy McCormick is the co-executive producer. The Practice is produced by Gary M. Strangis. The series, which premiered on March 4, 1997, is a David E. Kelley Production in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television.