Rick Collins

Principal, Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC

Rick Collins is a principal in the law firm of Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC, with main offices on Long Island. He is an internationally recognized legal authority on anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs and substances and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS). As the nation’s foremost legal authority on performance enhancing drugs and supplements, Rick has contributed chapters to two texts on sports nutrition and coauthored a chapter on adolescent use of performance-enhancing drugs. In the late 1990s, he created the informational resource in order to help bridge the gap between the muscle world and the justice community and he is the author of the definitive legal treatise on anabolic steroids, LEGAL MUSCLE: Anabolics in America. He has written extensively on the topic of non-medical 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 for various fitness and bodybuilding publications on issues where health and fitness overlap with law and policy, and has been a monthly columnist for the nationally circulated Muscular Development magazine and a member of their Advisory Board since 2001. 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.