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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2005||03/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Leadership in Law||Long Island Business News||2013|
|Outstanding Faculty Award||E. David Woycik, Jr., Intensive Trial Techniques Program (NITA)||2012|
|50 Around Fifty Award||Long Island Business News||2011|
|In the Trenches Award||New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2003|
|Honorable Edward J. Hart, Jr., Memorial Award||Fraternal Order of Court Officers, Nassau County||2002|
|President's Award||Nassau County Bar Association||2001|
|Founding Partner||Collins, McDonald & Gann, PC||1990 - Present|
|Assistant District Attorney||Nassau County District Attorney's Office||1984 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section||Executive Committee||2015 - Present|
|Federal Bar Council||Member||2007 - Present|
|New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2001 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1994 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau County||Member||1990 - Present|
|New York State Defenders Association||Member||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section||Executive Committee Member||2014 - 2014|
|Nassau County Bar Association||Secretary, Executive Committee||2014 - 2016|
|New York State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section||Executive Committee Member||2013 - 2013|
|Former Assistant District Attorneys of Nassau County||President||2005 - 2006|
|Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau County||President||2001 - 2002|
|US v Michael Schlanger||Probation with home confinement, no electronic monitoring.|
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|Atticus, the Publication of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||The Rogue Informant: Lessons from a Frame||2013|
|ESSENTIALS OF SPORTS NUTRITION AND SUPPLEMENTS||Regulatory Aspects of the Sports Nutrition Industry||2008|
|Hofstra University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|Hofstra University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|Young Lawyers Trial Academy||The Dirty Dozen Rules of Opening Statements in a Criminal Case||2014|
|Smart Decisions Conference, LI Youth Safety Coalition||Your Kids on Steroids||2013|
|Asia Fitness Convention, Bangkok, Thailand||Steroids, Performance and the Law||2013|
Posted by anonymous
Rick is the attorney that all other attorneys should aspire to be! His knowledge of steroid law is astounding and his ability to return phone calls and emails immediately still baffles me. Our case had turned into nothing short of a disaster until Rick stepped in. He was able to open the lines of communication, school some individuals on the prosecution side in a way that they actually accepted him as the expert that he is, and get the sentence reduced tremendously! I cannot stress enough how important hiring a great attorney is to your case and I recommend Rick above all others!
Posted by Jason
“I was under the impression that Rick Collins only represented big name people and companies. If I didn’t have 6 figures to spend then I shouldn’t even bother calling him. I believed Rick Collins to be a celebrity of this grand stature. His reputation was one of almost a mythical creature, part man and part something not from this planet. I had Rick Collins so far up on a pedestal that there was no way he would entertain the likes of me. Wrong!! Rick is me. Rick is your big brother coming to rescue you from the school yard bully. Rick works and lives in the same neighborhood he went to elementary school in. Rick is a smart individual with an incredible amount of experience in what he does, however he is not beyond approach. He is your big brother you can lean on with your problems and knows how to fix them.” ~ J.
Posted by anonymous
Rick Collins is top talent you can trust when facing criminal charges related to performance enhancing drugs. Rick is indeed unlike other attorneys who prove to be greedy, incompetent and self-serving. Rick's expertise put me at ease as he helped secure a minimum sentence after becoming involved with the sale of non-scheduled chemicals over the internet.
If you are not neighbors with Mr. Collins, do not fret, he will do everything in his power to help. Rick flew to my hometown and visited with me in person after calling his office. I feel forever indebted to Rick as he not only defended my case, but went after frauds within the industry who had squandered my family's resources.
Thank you for your service Mr. Collins, I feel blessed to have met you and consider you a friend for life!
Ronald Zimmer, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Rick is one of the most highly skilled lawyers I've come across. I have no hesitation sending Rick my criminal clients. I know there's no case too big or challenging or complicated that Rick can't handle and figure out. I endorse this lawyer.