Nicholas Directo is an Associate in Selman Breitman’s Los Angeles and Orange County offices and is a member of the firm’s Insurance practice group. He represents insurance carriers in coverage-related matters, including providing advice to carriers and representing carriers in coverage-related litigation.

Nicholas’s extensive experience in insurance enables him to investigate and evaluate coverage issues, interpret insurance policies, and provide coverage advice in a wide variety of claims, including claims arising from construction defect disputes, business torts, cyber liability, employment disputes, personal injury claims, and first-party insurance claims.   He works closely with clients to understand and develop tailor-made strategies to meet their goals and needs. 

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nicholas presently resides there with his wife and two dogs.  When not helping clients with their legal needs he spends as much of his free time as possible outdoors backpacking with his dogs, hiking, and running.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations: 

  • California Lawyers Association
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Related Practices

Bar Admission


U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

U.S. District Court, Southern District of California


University of San Diego School of Law, J.D. (2016)

University of California, Irvine, B.A. (Political Science) (2010)