Rick Collins has been interviewed as a legal authority on the topic of anabolic steroids, performance-enhancing substances, sports nutrition dietary supplements, and health and fitness on film, television, and and on dozens of radio broadcasts. His comments have appeared in countless online and print publications, including USA Today, ESPN.com, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, 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 magazine.
The Toronto Star (3/26/05) said, "[I]f you're a teenager thinking about taking steroids, Collins would beg you to think again. But if you're an adult American in legal trouble over steroid use, Rick Collins is your guy." The "Ask the Doctor" column by Peter Grossman, MD, in the June/July issue of Westlake magazine featured a detailed statement from Mr. Collins about why teenagers shouldn't use steroids.
In the feature documentary "Bigger, Stronger, Faster*: The Side Effect of being American" (now available on DVD), writer-director Chris Bell comprehensively explores the collision of anabolic steroids and American culture. Rick Collins served as one of the film's two consultants, and appears in on-camera interviews. A deleted scene about "roid rage" can be viewed on Youtube.
Rick Collins was featured and pictured in the "Muscle Beach Gossip" column in MuscleMag International with the headline, "Can This Guy Get Any Busier?" Columnist Larry Pepe applauded Rick's work for the dietary supplement industry and described him as the go-to guy when "a hardcore bodybuilder gets in a bit of a jam of one type or another." A later issue of the same magazine referred to Rick as "the premier steroid lawyer in the United States," and yet another issue featured an interview with him regarding the federal case against his popular pro bodybuilding client, Dave Palumbo. In "Here, There and Everywhere," FLEX magazine writer Shawn Perine observed: "In bodybuilding circles, his name is thrown around as frequently as T-shirts at the Olympia expo. When bodybuilding makes national headlines, which it has been doing quite a bit of late, RICK COLLINS is among the few field experts called upon to clear up matters...." The story highlighted Rick's accomplishments both in court and in the gym.
Several steroid-related articles by Eric Dexheimer in the Denver Westword feature Mr. Collins and his practice. One article is entitled "Flexing His Muscle: The Air Force Academy discovered that prosecuting accused steroid-abusers is as tricky as attorney Rick Collins says," while another entitled "What's the Beef?" states: "If you've been busted for steroid possession -- and you're smart -- you call the Long Island offices of Rick Collins."
In his testimony before the United States Sentencing Commission on behalf of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Rick Collins was asked to offer his comments on whether anabolic steroids should be treated the same as other Schedule III controlled substances for the purposes of drug equivalency under the federal sentencing guidelines. He has written extensively on the topic of illicit steroid use for legal publications including the Criminal Justice Journal of the New York State Bar Association and The Champion, the publication of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He frequently writes about dietary supplement legal issues for various fitness and bodybuilding publications, and is a monthly columnist for the nationally circulated Muscular Development magazine and a member of their Advisory Board. To read a variety of his writings, go to SteroidLaw.com.
Media inquiries should be directed to Sandra Grieco, assistant to Mr. Collins, at 516-294-0300 during Eastern Time business hours, or by email to email@example.com.