Deputy Chief Counsel and Director, Legal Services, Nycia Deal

Nycia Deal is deputy chief counsel for the Texas Health and Human Services system and director of the Legal Services Division in the HHS Office of Chief Counsel.

Deal has been with HHS since December 2017, serving as deputy general counsel for the Department of State Health Services and director of the Policy Department in the Legal Services Division before being named director of the Legal Services Division. Before joining HHS, she practiced administrative law and health law at the Texas Medical Board and the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners and worked in private practice as an immigration and family law attorney.

Deal has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas School of Law.