February 2, 2022


Will Claiborne, (912) 351-8775

David Utter, (912) 351-8775  

Creely Family and Attorneys to Announce Filing of Civil Rights Lawsuit

And Discuss Family’s Investigation into Creely’s Death in Savannah, GA jail

WHAT: Press Conference with family of Lee Creely

WHEN: TODAY, Wednesday February 2, 2022, 2:00 PM

WHERE: Johnson Square, Savannah, GA

WHO: William Claiborne, attorney for the family of Lee Creely; Jessica Hodges, the mother of Mr. Creely’s two sons; and Mr. Creely’s sons.



Lee Michael Creely was arrested on September 3, 2020, for failing to change his address with his probation officer. He subsequently died under horrific circumstances in the Chatham County Jail on September 6, 2020. Five jail officers have been fired, one of whom is being prosecuted, related to Mr. Creely’s death.

Mr. Creely’s family will announce the filing of a multi-million dollar civil rights lawsuit they are filing and discuss the results of their investigation into Mr. Creely’s death.


This lawsuit is being pursued by the Claiborne Firm with the support of the Fair Fight Initiative.

Fair Fight Initiative (FFI) is a civil rights organization that seeks to expose mistreatment in the criminal justice system and end mass incarceration.  FFI works with several organizations across the country in an effort to bring awareness to cases of injustice, with a focus on systemic racism and abusive law enforcement in the Deep South.

The Claiborne Firm is a boutique law firm based in Savannah, Georgia, specializing in civil rights litigation, criminal defense, catastrophic personal injury, and high-stakes family disputes.

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