Meet our Staff
Cindi Higgs
Office Manager
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In January 2022, I celebrated 11 years with Ballard & Watson. Has it really been that long?? Our attorneys are very passionate about their clients and go above and beyond to do all they can. Their hearts of gold, along with a very caring staff, is what drives this firm.

Family is everything! Mine truly lights up my life! We weren’t put on this earth to stand alone, and I am very thankful I have plenty of family to share my life with. My daughter is my bestie and was from day one. She is beautiful inside and out, as my grandmother would say, and has a smile that literally lights up the room. I have the best son-in-law in the world and three wonderful grandchildren and 4 great grands.

When I am not working, you will find me shooting photos on a nature trail somewhere with my boyfriend, Ron or enjoying a waterfall in the upstate but definitely in the woods somewhere (nature removes the stress for me.) I also love letting my creative juices flow through drawing, painting, or editing my photos. Life’s an adventure and finding quaint little towns or unique shops along the way is the fun part of it. Remember to sit back and enjoy the ride!!
Beth Cogan
Paralegal
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I was born and raised in Blythewood, South Carolina, where I attended Spring Valley High School.   I received an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies.  I worked in the insurance business for 14 years and had a brief stint with a family law firm. I have been with Ballard & Watson since 2013.   

My husband Andy and I have 3 children.  Payton is a teacher in the Rock Hill area; Sydney is a rising Senior at Clemson; and John Ross is a high school sophomore.  In my free time, I enjoy reading, exercising and attending or watching sports events.

Krystyne Ammerman
Bookkeeper
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I have been with Ballard & Watson more than 6 years now, and this is my second time working here. I cannot adequately express how special the people are who work here. We enjoy getting together for special occasions and heading out of the office as a group for some “fun” when time allows. They are my family away from home.

Outside of work, my time is spent with my family. We enjoy skiing, shooting pool, swimming, grilling out, watching movies. It does not matter what we are doing, as long as we are together. The rare occasions I am alone, you will likely find me reading or singing and dancing to my favorite playlist.

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it.”

 “To my children: I wish you the strength to face challenges with confidence, along with the wisdom to choose your battles carefully; I wish you adventure on your journey and may you always help someone along the way; listen to your heart and take risks carefully; Remember how much you are loved and that I am always so proud of you.”

“Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.”


Ted DuBose
IT Administrator
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I am a South Carolinian from Camden, SC. I am the I.T. Administrator for this firm. I attended Clemson University with a major in Biology. I have five children, one wife, and three dogs. The children are composed of four girls and one boy. The dogs are composed of a Beagle, Blue Tick, and a Basset Hound. My wife is composed of one wife unless I make her mad and then she is composed of an army of wives.  Every month I put out a top ten ranking in the household and occasionally the dogs take the top three spots. Yes, I include myself in the rankings. No, I do not always rank myself first. Remember, the dogs are the top three occasionally. Thank goodness nobody will read this far into my BIO. Anyway, I have lived most of my life in South Carolina, but have also lived in Montana and Alaska.  Enough about me.