Hi - First I would like to send a special thank you shout out to United Policyholders for the Ask an Expert feature you offer on this site! Simply want the experts to know that your efforts do not go unnoticed:-) My question is that I recently inquired with an insurance attorney from your sponsor directory who is in the process of reviewing my claim. Of course I realize you cannot say what any professional will charge as each case is different. Still, I was wondering if you can give me some range of what seems to be the typical percentage fee for an insurance attorney to ask for when taking a case based on contingency basis. As I have no idea with is a fair going percentage when discussing this with an insurance attorney. Thank you again for your time and care!
New York

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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.