It was two days after the most contentious general election in decades, when the real craziness began.

By then, Michele Hangley, of Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, had been expecting the worst of the legal wrangling to be over. Hangley, who has been nominated for The Legal’s 2020 Attorney of the Year Award, had taken on a leading role defending Pennsylvania—the most embattled of battleground states—on any election challenges, and, in doing so, had become the central node of communication not just for her firm’s litigation team, but for the sprawling network of county solicitors and state and local officials embroiled in the mounting legal challenges.