Nicole Goza was born and raised in Bartlesville, Oklahoma until her family moved to The Woodlands, Texas before her sophomore year in high school. She received her Bachelor of Arts in government from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008 and her Juris Doctor from The University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2011. During law school she was actively involved on moot court competition teams and was appointed to the Order of Solicitors, honoring achievement in oral advocacy.
Before joining Heard and Smith, she represented Social Security claimants in Texas and California. She is a member of The San Antonio Bar Association and the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association.