Karyn Audra Kuʻulei Braun was raised on the slopes of Puowaina in Honolulu, Oʻahu, and graduated from President William T. McKinley High School. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree, with a focus on International Business, while interning at the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. It was at this time that Karyn was first welcomed into the Pitluck Kido & Aipa ʻOhana (then known as Pitluck & Kido) as litigation secretary. While working the PKA ʻOhana, Karyn continued her studies at Hawaiʻi Pacific University and obtained her Master of Arts in Human Resource Management Degree. She bid aloha to the PKA ʻOhana after 5 years, and took a couple of years off exploring Alaska, Oregon, and Arizona. After still yearning for more knowledge, Karyn returned to her studies again at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa, this time gaining a Master of Library and Information Science degree, graduating with a 4.0 grade point average. In between her studies, Karyn filled in for various positions at PKA ʻOhana whenever they needed help. She interned at the Supreme Court Law Library and William S. Richardson School of Law Library, and was the research assistant to the Assistant Professor and Law Library Director. In the interim, Karyn filled the position of Public Services Librarian for a year at the William S. Richardson School of Law Library, until her departure to Gainesville, Florida as she enrolled in the University of Florida’s College of Law. at the Frederic J. Levin College of Law. She graduated from the Frederic J. Levin College of Law in 2006 and was admitted to practice the next year. Karyn is also an independent contractor working as a legal acquisition specialist for Thomson Reuters. Karyn has been employed as a part-time counsel to the firm since 2013.
Outside the practice of law, Karyn has a passion for sports and is an avid sports fan of all sports with her favorite teams being the Minnesota Vikings and the Boston Celtics. In 2007, Karyn and her husband Casey welcomed their first son, Holden, and in 2014 welcomed their second son, Hannis. In her free time, Karyn enjoys baking healthy treats, listening to jazz music, playing golf, tennis, and disc golf, and beachcombing for our beautiful islands for seashells.
Karyn’s areas of practice include business law, real estate, appellate practice, litigation, and trusts and estates.