Rick Collins is a lawyer, author, actor and former competitive bodybuilder who has become one of the nation’s most celebrated legal professionals and popular personalities in the health and fitness arena.
A renowned defense attorney with an active national law practice catering to clients in the bodybuilding, fitness and dietary supplement communities, Rick is the nation’s foremost legal authority in the area of performance enhancing drugs and supplements. He is a founding partner of the Long Island-based criminal defense firm of Collins, McDonald & Gann and a former Nassau County Assistant District Attorney. Awarded the highest accolades for legal abilities and ethical standards (AV-rating) he serves as the official legal advisor to the International Federation of BodyBuilders and is General Counsel to the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Rick has been interviewed as a legal authority on performance enhancing substances in the film “Bigger, Stronger, Faster” (2008) and on national television talk and news shows, in talk radio interviews and by countless online and print publications.
As an author and magazine columnist, Rick covers a wide variety of social, cultural, legal and political topics of interest to the health and fitness community. His coauthored diet and exercise book, Alpha Male Challenge, offers a revolutionary take on “being your best” and has made him a sought-after resource regarding men’s health and physical performance. Rick is also a blogger for the Crime section of the Huffington Post.
Rick is known nationwide for his activism on social justice and philanthropic issues. He has contributed groundbreaking efforts to give a “second chance” to deserving New Yorkers who’ve been through the criminal justice system, and has gone “to new heights” to raise nearly $100,000 for cancer research by creating international skydiving fundraisers. He is currently co-founding a unique non-profit foundation to raise money for worthy causes through adventurous events.
In addition, he has recently returned to his “acting roots”– taking to the stage to co-star in New York City’s longest running play, “Line” (Click here for performance dates). Having appeared in film and television projects over the years, he looks forward to continuing to explore additional acting opportunities in the future.
Rick is constantly seeking new and exciting adventures, often in rugged conditions or exotic locales. He has hiked and camped in the Grand Canyon, climbed the Manitou Incline of Rocky Mountain, trekked to the summit of Pikes Peak, and jumped from a height of 13,500 feet to fight cancer.
To learn more about Rick’s law firm, visit www.cmgesq.com. To get a message to Rick, send an email to his office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call his staff at 516-294-0300 during business hours, Eastern Time.