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Bryn Karaus


Areas of Focus: Kids Protection Planning, Life and Legacy Planning

Licensed States: Massachusetts, Virginia, District of Columbia

What to expect from Bryn Karaus

  • A 15- minute introductory call to understand your goals and needs.
  • 2-Hour Working Life & Legacy Planning Session: A comprehensive look at your current family dynamics and your assets, including a comprehensive inventory of everything you have so none of it is ever lost.
  • Education on how the law impacts your family and assets, focused specifically on your County, State and Country of residence.
  • A transparent discussion of your options to care for what matters most to you, no matter what happens. Planning options that work for you and the people you love. Relational, compassionate counsel to help you make "eyes wide open" choices for yourself and the people you love.
  • A clear plan (not just documents) for how your assets and those you love will be taken care of, throughout every stage of life, and in the event of your incapacity or death.

About Bryn Karaus

I became a Personal Family Lawyer to help people like you and families like yours plan for the future. Facing the potential for incapacity and death can be daunting and nerve-wracking, and I know from experience that planning for the unthinkable is the best way to secure your family and bring you peace of mind. I support people and families of all types who want to plan for the future so they can truly savor the present.


I began my legal career working for a safety-focused agency in the federal government. After a few years, I moved into private practice at a well-established DC law firm, where I used my expertise to help companies create and defend their safety programs. While I believed wholeheartedly in advancing safety, this career path soon exposed the disconnect between the work I was doing and the impact I wanted to have on people’s lives. I loved the pro-bono work I did with and for real people and wanted to find a way to connect with my clients on a personal level, rather than a corporate one. I founded Juniper Law so I could do just that. Now, I enjoy learning about my clients and empowering them to make the best possible decisions for themselves and their loved ones.

I am a proud native of northern Virginia, where I had the privilege of being in the very first Spanish-English immersion class in Arlington. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Brown University and my law degree from the University of Virginia. I am proficient in Spanish and I travel to Latin America whenever I can, tasting as many types of salsa and hot sauce as possible. I live in Fairfax, Virginia with my furry family (whose care is all covered under my estate plan). I love to spend time with my human friends and family too.


“Bryn has been an invaluable resource, expertly guiding me through the legal process with kindness, empathy, and practical insights. In addition to being a knowledgeable and savvy attorney, she is clearly invested in the well-being of her clients. She provides an all too rare balance of humanity with wisdom and legal prowess that instills confidence and peace to address whatever she has been engaged to assist with and to tackle whatever lies ahead.”

– Jessica C.


What makes PFL lawyers different?

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    How you hire us.

    We begin with a comprehensive inventory of everything you own, and everyone you love, and consider it all in a working meeting, called a Family Wealth Planning Session, to guide you to clarify your financial life and legacy goals before we draft a single document.

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    How we plan.

    We work with you throughout every life stage to map out the most likely scenarios for you and the people you love, planning for each as your life, the law, and your assets change over time.

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    What we protect.

    Our Life & Legacy Planning process ensures everything that matters most -- from your financial assets to your values, insights, stories and experience -- are captured and documented during your life and cared for over the generations to come.

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    What you see.

    Transparency in our process, and our fees … all of which are flat fees, agreed to in advance, based on your choices and with no surprises, ensuring we stay on the same side of the table - supporting you to make a lifetime of great decisions - every step of the way.

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    How we deliver.

    Our systems help you get clear and organized, overcoming the exact issues that keep most estate plans from actually working when they are needed most. We help you leave your family with a gift of love, and not a mess.

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    How our plans work.

    One-and-done estate plans focused only on money are a recipe for a big mess. We help you throughout every stage of life and be there for the people you love, when you can’t be.

Contact Bryn Karaus

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Bryn Karaus
Juniper Law, PLLC