Our Legal Team

Chris Kahler

Managing Director

With a family history in North Queensland spanning four generations, Chris understands the demands and expectations of people living in rural and regional areas.

Apart from a stint in Canberra where he worked in a ministerial advisory position in the Howard Government advising on defence force personnel issues, Chris has always lived and worked in North Queensland.

He worked in private legal practice in Cairns and Innisfail for 11 years before starting his own legal practice, Kahler Lawyers, in 2016.

Throughout the North Queensland community, Chris has earnt a reputation amongst his peers and clients as a dedicated, hard-working and outcome driven lawyer.

Chris’ ability to quickly grasp and analyse complex legal issues with highly-regarded and respected attention to detail give clients peace of mind that their matters are in the most capable hands. In addition, his extensive Court room and litigation experience makes him the first choice for clients seeking to achieve the best possible outcome.

Chris is a passionate rugby union supporter and has played five seasons of rugby with the Innisfail Vikings.

He is committed to supporting his local Innisfail and Cairns communities, and has served in numerous community organisations:

  • Board member of FNQ Volunteers Inc Cairns from 2005 to 2007
  • Parish councillor with St Margaret’s Anglican Church West Cairns from 2005 to 2007
  • Secretary of the Innisfail Vikings Rugby Union Club from 2009 to 2010
  • Diocesan councillor with the Anglican Diocese of North Queensland from 2011 to 2015
  • Deputy Chair of Committees and Bishop’s Representative to the Synod of the Anglican Diocese of North Queensland since 2012.
  • Board member of Warrina Innisfail since 2013
  • Vice-President of Warrina Innisfail since 2015
  • Member of the Innisfail District Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
  • Volunteer for St Albans Anglican Church during the annual Innisfail Show for over 15 years
  • Volunteer for the Salvation Army and Red Cross during annual doorknocks and collections throughout Innisfail and Far North Queensland for over 10 years
Chris Kahler

Admitted as legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of Queensland, Australian Capital Territory and the High Court of Australia (2005)

Bachelor of Laws, James Cook University (2005)

Bachelor of Arts (Politics), James Cook University (2005)

Justice of the Peace (Qualified) (1998)

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Tracy Cundy


With over 25 years’ paralegal and legal support experience, Tracy has an established reputation as a paralegal of the highest calibre.

Her exceptional attention to detail backed with demonstrated expertise in delivering high standards of service sets her apart from the rest.

Equipped with a strong desire to help people and a determination to succeed, Tracy welcomes the opportunity to assist and support the highly valued clients of Kahler Lawyers.


Commissioner of Declarations
RPS in‐house training (Group Net Systems)
PC Law Training 2010 (Legal Practice Management Software)
Various Legal Department Training (Legal Aid & Department of Natural Resources & Mines)
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Michaela Kahler

Practice Manager

Michaela looks after all aspects of administration support for the firm including general and trust accounting, reception duties and legal secretarial work. Her eye for detail and inquisitiveness ensures that she completes administrative and accounting tasks enthusiastically and with a professionalism synonymous with modern legal practice.

Since graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Japanese Language in 2007 Michaela has worked in a variety of customer service focused roles.  She has lived and worked in Innisfail since 2013.

In her spare time, Michaela enjoys learning new languages and keeping up her studies in Japanese language by listening to podcasts and participating in conversational language exchange with Japanese persons who wish to learn English.


Justice of the Peace (Qualified) (2016)

University of New South Wales Institute of Languages, Japanese Level 5 – Advanced Credit (2009)

Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland (2007)

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