USE your personal statement to explain this. Don't worry about your GPA, it could
only keep you from going to a big name school (most of which don't have anything to offer BUT their name, a ridiculous price tag and the potential for a really big paycheck). They just want to see that you are a hard worker.
I am constantly worrying about my GPA but I'm not going to let it get in the way of my going to a solid law school where I am happy studying the law in the way I want to study it. You've come this far, (it sounds like you've) overcome adversity, and proven that you're worth a 3.6, or more!
Now, if you're looking to be an extremely high-paid attorney then you may want to disregard what I've said; but, on the other hand, if you are really passionate about studying law then don't let the fact of not getting into a name school slow you down.
You haven't done all of that work for nothing so let your personal statement, LSAT scores and continuing progress dictate where you go to school.