Caryn Brzykcy

Caryn L. Brzykcy

Caryn Brzykcy

Caryn Lee Brzykcy is an accomplished attorney who focuses in several practice areas, including Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Social Security Disability, Personal Injury, and Medical Malpractice. She also works as School Board Attorney for the Alexander County Board of Education.

Education-wise, Caryn attended the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, CA, where she obtained her Juris Doctor degree in 1992. Prior to that, she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Davis, graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. Caryn's high school education took place at George Dewey Junior Senior High School in Subic Bay, Philippines.

Caryn's achievements have earned her recognition, as she was selected by NC Lawyers Weekly as one of its North Carolina Leaders in Law for the year 2023. She holds bar admissions in North Carolina since 1995 and California since 1994 (inactive).

Being actively involved in her professional community, Caryn is associated with organizations such as the North Carolina Bar Association, District 22A Bar Association, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity.

In addition to her professional commitments, Caryn dedicates her time to community service. She served on the Alexander County Board of Education from 2012 to 2020, including three terms as chairman. Her past involvement extends to various boards of directors, including the Alexander County Department of Social Services, Alexander County Partnership for Children, Alexander County Hospice, Domestic Violence Resource Center, and the Juvenile Crime Prevention Committee. Caryn has also been an active member of the Ellendale Elementary School's Parent-Teacher Association from 2002 to 2010.

Caryn's journey into the legal field started after her graduation from the University of California, Davis when she worked for TechLaw, Inc., an environmental legal consulting company. During her time there, Caryn focused on Superfund sites, particularly landfills, across the Northeast. She played a crucial role in holding responsible parties accountable for groundwater contamination, including the issuance of the first subpoena under CERCLA, a federal law.

Following her passion for law, Caryn pursued a law degree at the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, graduating in 1992. Soon after, she became licensed to practice law in California and later moved to North Carolina in 1994.

Caryn's dedication to education led her to develop and administer a grant-sponsored Alternative Learning Program for Alexander County Schools while studying for the North Carolina Bar Exam. Since obtaining her North Carolina license in 1995, she started practicing law in Taylorsville with Joel Harbinson.

Caryn has successfully practiced in Estate Administration over the course of 28 years. She has successfully managed numerous estates, dealing with complex issues such as large family farms, estates with corporate assets and tax liability concerns, unknown heirs, Medicaid Estate Recovery, Wrongful Death claims, and Family Settlement Agreements.

Caryn is a highly accomplished attorney who dedicated her legal expertise to serving the Town of Taylorsville from 2005 to April 2023. Throughout her career, she has been an invaluable asset to various state, local, and private organizations, serving on multiple boards of directors.

In recognition of her outstanding contributions, Caryn was elected to the Alexander County Board of Education in 2008 and subsequently re-elected in 2012 and 2016. An exemplary leader, Caryn made history as the first female Chairman of the Board of Education in 2012, a position she held with distinction for three years. Following her tenure on the board, she transitioned seamlessly into the role of the Board's attorney, a position she continues to hold with unwavering commitment.

While Caryn's professional accomplishments are noteworthy, her greatest joy lies in her cherished family. She shares a loving partnership with her husband John, and together they have nurtured two remarkable children, Jenna Faire and Zachary John William. Jenna, an accomplished graduate of UNC Greensboro, has ventured abroad to Sweden for her studies and is now pursuing a law degree at Elon Law School in Greensboro, NC. Meanwhile, Zach, a talented athlete, pursued his passion for baseball at Virginia Tech and currently shines as a pitcher with the esteemed Washington Nationals Organization.

In rare moments of respite, Caryn finds solace in the company of her beloved dogs, indulges in invigorating hikes, finds tranquility through yoga, and nurtures her creative spirit by delving into the art of hand quilting. Her multifaceted interests truly exemplify her vibrant and dynamic personality.

  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Personal Injury
  • Social Security Disability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • North Carolina, 1995
  • California, 1995
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D. - 1992
  • George Dewey Junior Senior High School, Subic Bay, Philippines
  • University of California, Davis, California
    • B.S. - 1986
    • Major: Biological Sciences
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • District 22A Bar Association
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
  • Selected by NC Lawyers Weekly as one of its North Carolina Leaders in Law, 2023
  • Alexander County Board of Education, 2012-2020 (chairman)
  • Alexander County Department of Social Services Board of Directors, 2007-2010
  • Alexander County Partnership for Children, Board of Directors, 2000-2005
  • Alexander County Hospice, Board of Directors, 2000-2004
  • Domestic Violence Resource. Center, Board of Directors, 2000-2002
  • Juvenile Crime Prevention Committee Member, 2000-2005
  • Ellendale Elementary School, Parent-Teacher Association, 2002-2010