I had to answer because the previous attorney was so off base (and apparently not a Maryland attorney).
In Maryland, an attorney can represent an individual in the District Court for a small claims action (less than $5,000).
Licensed in MD, PA and DC. This is not legal advice. I am not your attorney. You should consult with an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction regarding your specific circumstances.
I'm not sure what type of help you're looking for, so forgive me if I don't answer your questions.
Typically Small Claims Courts do not permit attorneys to be involved in the Court proceedings, although its worth checking your local rules for Small Claims actions to make sure.
If you're just lookiing for help putting your case together, you can probably find that. Try calling your local bar association (Google it for the county you live in) and ask if they have a referral service or legal clinic that can assist you. Alternatively you might try the law schools in your area (U Baltimore, U Maryland) and ask if they have a student run legal clinic that can assist in some way.