Attorney, Author, Activist, Actor and Adventurer

Rick Collins is a popular author, fitness authority, lawyer, actor and former competitive bodybuilder and fitness trainer who has become one of the nation’s most celebrated personalities in the men’s health and fitness arena.  His latest book, Alpha Male Challenge,  has revolutionized the men’s fitness arena — and he has become a sought-after expert in the area of issues surrounding men’s health and physical performance.  In addition, he has recently returned to his “acting roots” – taking to the stage to co-star in New York’s longest running play “Line” … and is looking forward to continuing to explore additional acting opportunities in the future.

A renowned 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) from the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell directory of lawyers, Rick is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.  He serves as the official legal advisor to the International Federation of BodyBuilders (the IFBB, formed in 1946, currently has 173 affiliated National Federations and is recognized by over 90 National Olympic Committees) and  is also 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, including USA Today, ESPN.com, The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, the Salt Lake Tribune, Newsday and Reason magazine. His practice and accomplished career have been profiled in periodicals as diverse as the prestigious New York Law Journal and the popular MuscleMag International and he is currently a blogger for the Crime section of the Huffington Post.

Rick is known nationwide for his groundbreaking work in men’s health, for his leadership in the area of performance enhancing supplements and the law, for his efforts to give a “second chance” to deserving Americans who’ve been through the criminal justice system and for his philanthropic work in “going to new heights” to raise nearly $100,000 for cancer research by creating an annual international fundraising event.  He continues to be one of the country’s most recognized figures in the health and fitness community…and, with his return to the acting world and a strong collection of past  roles and diverse work, is an actor with a growing following!

To learn more about Rick’s law firm, visit www.cgmbesq.com. To get a message to Rick, send an email to his office at info@cgmbesq.com or call his staff at 516-294-0300 during business hours, eastern time.