The foremost legal authority in the area of dietary supplements law, health/fitness law and anabolic steroids law


A renowned attorney with an active national law practice catering to clients in the bodybuilding, fitness and dietary supplement communities, Rick Collins is the country’s foremost legal authority in the area of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) and supplements, having defended cases involving steroids, human growth hormone, peptides and other anabolic substances from coast to coast.   He is a founding partner of the Long Island-based law firm of Collins Gann McCloskey and Barry, 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. He served as part of the United States Sentencing Commission’s working group on guideline issues relating to performance drugs.


In addition to his longtime work as a lawyer in the dietary supplements industry and his role as the foremost legal authority on anabolic steroids and PEDs, Rick is a popular author, fitness authority, actor and former competitive bodybuilder/fitness trainer who has become one of the nation’s most celebrated personalities in the men’s health and fitness arena.  His co-authored book, Alpha Male Challenge, has revolutionized the men’s fitness arena — and Rick has become a sought-after expert on the subject of men’s health and physical performance.

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,, 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 skydiving as an international fundraising event.  He continues to be one of the country’s most recognized lawyers and writers in the health and fitness community.

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