Rochelle Ryan

Rochelle Ryan


Rochelle graduated from the University of Tasmania with a double degree in bachelor of laws with first class honours and a bachelor of business.

Rochelle joined Miller Harris Lawyers after moving to Cairns from Tasmania.  Rochelle has gained experience in all areas of the firm, including commercial litigation, wills and estates law, commercial law and property law before finding her passion in our family law department. Rochelle now practices exclusively in Family Law.

Rochelle’s experience in other areas of the law assists Rochelle to provide clients with comprehensive advice on the many issues that people face when going through a separation.

Rochelle’s bachelor of business with a major in accounting and her experience working as an intern at one of Australia’s largest accounting firms provides her with unique skills that assists her to help clients deal with their financial and property matters following separation.

Rochelle understands that a separation is one of the most difficult and stressful events that a person can go through.  Rochelle likes to work closely with her clients to guide them towards a resolution that will help them to move forward and build a new life.

Rochelle advises on all areas of family law including separation, divorce, parenting, property division, child support, spousal maintenance, adult child maintenance and domestic violence.

Practice areas


  • Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours in Law
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor, High Court of Australia
  • Collaborative Law Trained Professional
  • Volunteer family law advice solicitor at Cairns Community Legal Centre

Professional memberships

  • Queensland Law Society
  • Far North Queensland Law Association (Member and General Committee Member)
  • Queensland Association of Collaborative Practitioners
  • Family Law Practitioners Association
  • Law Council of Australia – Family Law Section
  • Far North Queensland Medico Legal Society (Member and Secretary)
  • Cairns Young Chamber of Commerce

Rochelle Ryan


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