First of all, I am sorry for your situation. I am in pretty much the same situation, and a whole convention closed because I was the CEO, behind the scenes, and people started throwing around my status, and it proved too much for the convention to withstand.
As far as an attorney, start going through the phone book, and calling every one of them and explain your situation. You may find one that will take your case on a contingency status, which means they only get paid when they win. With the law on your side, I believe you will find someone that will help.
Good luck, and keep us posted.