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I am sorry you are having this trouble retaining a lawyer, but I believe I know the reason. A lawyer will not commit himself to representing a client, even if it is only for writing a letter, based on a telephone call, if the lawyer has never represented the individual before, or even met him. To the client, it is "only a letter", but to the lawyer, there are a lot more implications in representing a client.
If I may, I would suggest that you call any lawyer of your choosing, ask for an appointment and speak to the lawyer face to face. That is the only way a lawyer will take on a client. And once you meet with the lawyer face to face and tell them what you are facing, he will assess the situation as a whole and advise you of your rights if the guard continues speak against you and discourage members of the community from doing business with you. The lawyer can tell you what is involved in filing a lawsuit based on interfering with contractual relations, slander and defamation of character.
Contact the Texas Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service, tell them what your situation is, and ask for the names of lawyers in Midland County. Consultations are inexpensive and some are free beause you are going through their Lawyer Referral Service.
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