Attorney Profiles

Caryn Lee Brzykcy

Caryn Lee Edgemond Brzykcy concentrates her practice in the areas of Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability, Medical Malpractice, and Estate Planning and Administration.

As the daughter of a career Naval Officer, John William Edgemond, III, she traveled extensively during her younger years, graduating from George Dewey High School in Subic Bay Philip Pines in 1982. She received her undergraduate degree (B.S.) from the University of California at Davis in Biological Sciences in 1986.

Caryn began working for TechLaw, and environmental legal consulting company in Reston, Virginia. While at TechLaw, Caryn's focus was on Superfund sites, primarily landfills throughout the Northeast. She was instrumental in holding parties responsible for groundwater contamination, and in the issuance of the first subpoena under CERCLA, a federal law, in the region.

Caryn returned to California to obtain her graduate degree (J.D.) from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in 1992, and became licensed to practice law in California shortly thereafter. She married John Martin Brzykcy in 1993, and they moved east to be closer to family.

Caryn moved to North Carolina in 1994 and developed the grant‑funded Alternative Learning Program for Alexander County Schools in 1994, while studying for the North Carolina Bar. Upon obtaining her North Carolina license, she began her association with the Law Office of Joel C. Harbinson in 1995, became managing partner of Harbinson & Brzykcy, and is currently the managing partner of Harbinson, Brzykcy & Corbett, LLP.

Since 2005, Caryn has been the attorney for the Town of Taylorsville, and is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Alexander County Bar, and The North Carolina Advocates for Justice. She is also an alumnus of the phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity.

Active in her community, Caryn has served on the following Boards of Directors:

  • Alexander County Department of Social Services (2007‑2010)
  • Alexander County Partnership for Children (2000‑2005)
  • Alexander County Hospice (2000‑2004)
  • Domestic Violence Resource Center (2000‑2002)
  • Juvenile Crime Prevention Committee (2000‑2005)
In 2008, Caryn was elected to the Alexander County Board of Education, and was re-elected in 2012. In 2011, Caryn was elected the first female chairman of the Alexander County Board of Education, a position she served in for 3 years. She is currently completing her third four‑year term on the Board.

Caryn has two children with her husband, John. Of paramount importance to Caryn are her children, Jenna and Zach. Jenna attends UNC Greensboro, has studied abroad in Sweden and intends on pursuing a career in Environmental Law. Caryn and her family also enjoy supporting Zach's college baseball career at Virginia Tech, where he is a pitcher. As an animal lover, Caryn enjoys her many dogs, and her daughter's horses, donkeys, and cats.