18 months after the Black Forest fire (total loss) I have submitted my first pass at our contents list. I have received extensions to this point and now have until July, 2015. We were paid 60% of our total contents coverage upfront - no list. We submitted a list of nearly 1000 lines in Excel with the best valuations that we could. Farmers devalued and depreciated that down by a whopping 60%. I travel constantly for a living and time is a problem (as well as expertise). It seems obvious to me that I am not doing this well, therefore I *think* I need to pursue professional help with this part of my claim. I see that there are "sponsors" that do this sort of work - but UP apparently does not do recommendations. How should I go about selecting a professional company/individual to help us with this part of our claim? Thanks.

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Amy Bach

Amy Bach has been a professional advocate for insurance policyholders since 1984 and an attorney since 1989. She co-founded United Policyholders in 1991 and serves as the organization's Executive Director and primary spokesperson; shaping and overseeing the Roadmap to Recovery™, Roadmap to Preparedness, and Advocacy and Action programs. She is a nationally recognized expert on insurance claim and legal matters; frequently interviewed in print and broadcast media, and the author of numerous publications including "The Disaster Recovery Handbook", "WISE UP: The Savvy Consumer's Guide to Buying Insurance" and consumer tips and guides in the UP Claim Help Library.  Recognized by Money Magazine as a Money Hero, Bach is in her eighth consecutive term as an official consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and is a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance.