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Richard David Collins

Criminal defense Attorney at Mineola, NY

5.0   34 reviews

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Focusing on the defense of cases involving anabolic steroids, HGH, prohormones and unlawful peptide sales.

  2. Business
    20%
    Catering to the regulatory needs of the dietary supplement and sports nutrition industries.

  3. Administrative law
    15%
    Representing athletes against doping allegations and others (law enforcement, firefighters, probationers) against failed drug tests for PEDs..

  4. White collar crime
    15%
    Focusing on matters in the federal courts nationwide.

Rick Collins is a Founding Partner at Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC and a well-known figure in the bodybuilding, health, fitness and nutrition communities. A former Nassau County Assistant District Attorney, he has been awarded the highest accolades for legal abilities and ethical standards (AV-rating) from the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell directory of lawyers, and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

An internationally recognized legal authority on the non-medical use/abuse of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing substances, Mr. Collins has been involved in the legal defense of countless criminal cases involving the possession or sale of these compounds. He has personally defended individuals in a variety of jurisdictions from New York to California and at the borders of Canada and Mexico. His high-profile cases have included professional bodybuilders and the chemist in the BALCO case, and he has handled athletic doping cases involving the NCAA and professional sports.  He has been consulted by amateur and professional bodybuilders, wrestlers, physicians, pharmacists, military servicemen, police departments, and various business entities and is frequently retained to assist and consult with other criminal lawyers on the subject.

In addition to his leadership role in the area of steroids and the law, Mr. Collins has built an active national law practice catering to clients in the bodybuilding, fitness and dietary supplement communities. He spearheads the firm’s bi-coastal dietary supplements division to provide legal counsel to the supplement industry, and serves as the official legal advisor to the International Federation of Bodybuilding and as General Counsel to the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 

Over the past few years Mr. Collins has become a legal trailblazer as the co-chairman of a proposal to conditionally seal certain low-level criminal records in New York. As a result of the efforts of his committee and many others, the State laws were changed in 2017 to allow judges the discretion to seal the criminal records of certain non-violent ex-offenders.   In addition, he was appointed to serve on a New York State Bar Association Special Committee created to address the issue of prisoner re-entry, to examine problems that formerly incarcerated individuals face upon release from prison or jail and the kind of services needed to help them lead productive lives. He also serves as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Criminal Justce Section Committee on Reentry and Collateral Consequences.

Mr. Collins, who has been recognized by Long Island Business News as one of Long Island’s “50 Around 50” and was selected as a recipient of the 2013 “Leadership in Law” award, has been interviewed as a legal authority in the film “Bigger, Stronger, Faster” (2008) and on national television talk and news shows, in talk radio interviews and by numerous online and print publications.  The author of two popular books, he has contributed chapters to two texts on sports nutrition and co-authored a textbook chapter on adolescent use of performance-enhancing drugs.  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.  He is also a blogger for the Huffington Post Crime section where he writes on a number of issues surrounding criminal law.

Mr. Collins currently serves as President-Elect of the Nassau County Bar Association. An active member of the Nassau County Bar Association for more than 25 years who was honored with the NCBA’s 2001 President’s Award, he also is a member of the Advisory Board of the We Care Fund, part of the charitable arm of the Nassau County Bar Association which helps raise funds to improve the quality of life for children, the elderly and others in need throughout Nassau County.  In addition to his role at NCBA, Mr. Collins is active in a number of other professional organizations and philanthropic groups, including the United Mavericks.  He is a past president of the Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau County and the Former Assistant District Attorneys of Nassau County, as well as an officer or member of numerous other state and national professional organizations including the New York State Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New York State Defenders Association. He is an annual faculty member for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and is on the Adjunct Faculty of Hofstra University Law School. 

Mr. Collins was elected to Phi Beta Kappa as an undergraduate at Hofstra University. After attending Hofstra law school on a full academic scholarship and serving on the Law Review, he was admitted to the New York Bar and served as an assistant district attorney for five years. Mr. Collins is a past Editor-in-Chief of the Nassau Lawyer, the journal of the Nassau County Bar. He has also worked as a stage and film actor, and is a member in good standing of the Screen Actors Guild.

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Licensed for 37 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2005
Updated 10/23/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2005
Updated 06/08/2022
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 09/19/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 10/01/2022
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/23/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1985
Updated 06/05/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Richard

Collins Gann McCloskey and Barry PLLC
138 Mineola Blvd.
Mineola, NY, 11501

Reviews

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Posted by Maurice | July 27, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent outcome
I had initially hired someone different then collins and just wasn’t happy with the attentiveness. I fired them and hired collins. Right away he began working hard and doing everything he could to make sure I got the best outcome. The outcome he got for me was the best possible given my situation. This guy knows his stuff. Would def recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2022
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Excellent Law Firm
Quick response. Collin is amazing. Job done very efficiently. I am very happy for services they provided. It was done in timely manners.
Posted by JM | January 29, 2022
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Homerun Hitter!
Professional team. Rick was fast on responding to calls and emails, and always available, didn't matter day or night. He was a tremendous advocate in court and went above and beyond for my case. I hope to never have to use him again however! There were many lawyers I interviewed and know I chose the right one for my matter. Thank you Rick.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2021
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Fantastic Service!
Mr. Collins was a fantastic attorney who knows the law inside and out. He guided me through getting my record cleared without me having to travel from my current state He gave me guidance and kept me informed throughout the entire process. I am forever grateful and would highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Saved my life and my family's life
I don't know where to begin but Mr Collins saved not only my life but my family's life as well. There would have been no other attorney in the country that would have gotten me out of the situation I was in. I got caught up in a multinational, multi-agency investagation including Scotland Yard and homeland security No one else would have been able to explain the situation to the agents in a manner in which they would have understood. I have never even heard in my life such a thing as a attorney stopping a federal investigation into someone with just a few phone calls. I have dealt with several attorneys in my life but by far Mr. Collins is hands above the smartest one I've ever dealt with. I never will be able to thank Mr. Collin enough for what he has done for my family and I. He really is a God sent, I am still amazed but what he did. I can't recommend him enough dealing with any case that you would have.
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Posted by James | August 7, 2021
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110% Satisfication Rate - HIGHEST Recommendation
Hello Mr. Collins. I wanted to thank you very much again for everything regarding the business matter with which you assisted me. I am quite content for having reached out to you. Initially, I wasn't sure if you could advise me, as I didn't know whether or not what I needed was within the scope of your usual specialty/expertise. However, I figured it couldn't hurt to inquire, especially as no others offered to help me with the questions I needed answered before moving forward with my business plan. As we had discussed, if not for you, I just may have had one of two lady physicians "steal' my formulation; especially as it's all still in its infancy and not yet protected. Actually, you didn’t even have to reply to me initially, yet you did. Again, VERY much appreciated. Incidentally, I always admired your column in MD, which I read religiously, even though I still can’t run, hike, and crush metal like I used to. Now I mostly look for the “latest and greatest” research topics (in that publication); anything to give me hope and even a remote chance that I may one day be able to get back to perhaps even 50% of what I used to be only approximately five years ago. I wanted to let you know that I hold you in even higher regard now too. You're a good man Mr. Collins; I especially admire and respect you for the fact that you have absolutely NO qualms about putting information out that, quite frankly, many other [attorneys] are reluctant in publicly addressing and discussing. That takes some seriously effrontery (in a pure good manner, of course), and it speaks volumes as to your character. Once again, thank you. I don't think I'll know anyone in need of your primary specialty, but if I do come across or hear of another in need, I'll make SURE to refer them to you, Sir. And, if anyone has similar business inquiries/concerns similar to that of mine, I'll be sure to refer them to you as well. I hope all is well with you and yours. Please stay safe during all these crazy times in which we are living. Best Regards, James J. Gotshaw
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Posted by Jim | July 28, 2021
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Review Rick Collins
Mr. Collins went above and behind our expectations in helping our son. He worked so hard to keep us informed & worked so well with the US District Attorney. His knowledge in this area of the law is unprecedented. I would recommend Mr. Collins!
Posted by AT | February 4, 2021
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Highly recommended!
I was petrified after finding myself in a legal wrangle as an immigrant, but Rick's knowledge, experience and dedication to clients helped me emerge unscathed. I'm immensely grateful for his help and cannot recommend him enough!
Posted by Greg | January 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A law firm that truly cares about the well being of their clients
Several years ago New York State passed a law that after a certain amount of time certain felonies can be sealed from your record. Mr Collins actually pushed for this much needed law. Before this law was passed a person with a non violent felony from 40 years ago had a hard time getting even a menial job. This law is a life saver but only if you hire an attorney who understands the law and how to proceed with the forms and paperwork. When I hired the firm I was assigned a great lawyer named Mr Nash to help me on my case. Mr Nash sat with me for 30 minutes and carefully listened to my story. I felt like I was talking to a friend. After our consultation Mr Nash gave me specific things I should do to help my case. This would include writing a statement of what the initial offense was and how I lived a good law abiding life since. Also make a list of achievements I had in my industry as well as get letters of recommendations from people in my life. Bear in mind just because this law was passed does not mean the District Attorney and the judge will sign off on it. The lawyer and client must make a compelling case showing the court why the offender should be given a 2nd opportunity. Well here is where the rubber meets the road. The Collins law firm and Mr Nash took this as seriously as if I were their personal relative. Mr Nash crossed every T and dotted every I. They were all in to get my record sealed so I could enjoy a better life. Mr Nash gave me great communication throughout the process. It takes a few months but if successful the benefits last literally a lifetime. We were successful and my record was sealed. A few months later I received the best job offer of my life and passes the backround check. WOW, it was an unbelievable feeling not to panic when the employer said there was a backround check involved. The fee for this service was much less then one would think. I am saying very clearly that this is much more then a law firm. I mean that - they are motivated by more then money - they truly fight for their client and I could hear in Mr Nash's voice how happy he said when he told me that my record was sealed. Listen carefully!! If you have a criminal conviction that is more then 10 years old, depending on the offense, there is a real, honest and true possibility that the Collins Law firm can have it sealed. It is worth a 10 minute phone call for something that can change your life. These are great people and even though it has been several years since my success I still call Mr Nash like he was a friend and chat about how well my life is going. He welcomes the call because these people are people first and lawyers 2nd!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2021
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Fantastic
Mr Collins resolved my matter within 24 hours. I was worried and had no idea what to too and Mr Collins gave me quick piece of mind and explained all my options. His professionalism and expertise is second to none. Worth every dime would recommend to anyone with a problem in his speciality.
Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2020
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Excellent Service
I hired Rick being faced with federal indictment that give me 7 to 10 years. Rick fought for me vigorously but also kept me grounded to reality. This allowed me time to prepare for what was to be a likely outcome. Being delt one of the hardest judges in the district the future looked pretty grim. However Rick had several ways to show just cause to my case being overstated punishment even after the plee agreement. With his help I will likely only be incarcerated for 1 year. His work was worth every penny and I feel that no one in the country could have represented me better then he did. If your looking for someone that works hard for you and is not lazy about his job this is your guy. Probably one of the most intelligent and hard working attorneys i have ever had to work with.
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Response from Richard Collins December 20, 2020
I try to go above and beyond expectations in each and every case I handle. As lawyers, we can never guarantee results but we can make a commitment to work our hardest to get the best results we can. I appreciate the opportunity to serve you, and I wish you the very best in the year ahead.
Posted by Mitch | August 13, 2020
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Couldn’t be Happier
Rick is the top lawyer in the nation for anything involving anabolic steroid laws. You won’t get anyone with more knowledge or expertise. Some stuff happened and I was going crazy unsure of what the outcome was going to be. I called Rick and he took care of it. Rick gave me my life back. I was constantly worried, couldn’t sleep, stressed, etc. AND Rick knew how stressed I was, we did our consultation the night I contacted him and the very next day he handled the problem. You can’t get better service than that. Thanks Rick for everything!!
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Response from Richard Collins August 15, 2020
It was my pleasure! I'm blessed to have the knowledge and skills to be able to help people when they need it the most, and are at their most worried!
Posted by Anthony | May 28, 2020
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The Best in The Business
When I needed help Rick took a very stressful complicated situation and turned it into a very manageable process. He took the fear out of the situation with facts and his supreme knowledge of the industry. I could not of asked for a better result in the end. Thank you!!
Response from Richard Collins May 29, 2020
It was my pleasure! When you love what you do, it's not work. Best wishes always!
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2019
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Exceeded the hype!!
Rick did an amazing job guiding me through one of the most difficult experiences of my life. He was methodical in going over every little detail of my case. Not only that, but Rick's knowledge of steroid law is exceptional. One Thing that really helped my case was the fact that Rick practices his craft all over the US. This invaluable knowledge allowed him to present to the Iowa District Court a more logical way of doing things. This in turn saved me from what local council told me was a mandatory 3-4 month prison term to absolutely zero prison time! He literally convinced the Iowa District Court to change their procedures to a way they have never done before. Thank you Google search "best steroid lawyer" for hooking me up with Rick Collins and the best possible outcome I could have asked for!
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Response from Richard Collins December 19, 2019
It was my pleasure to represent you. Best to you and yours this Season!
Posted by Larry Williams | August 11, 2019
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Larry Williams
Rick helped me where I was falsely accused of domestic violence. I can’t thank him enough for protecting me from false statements.
Response from Richard Collins August 12, 2019
You're welcome! I'm happy to help anyone in need of my legal help!
Posted by L.Lewis | July 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal council
I was arrested in 2004 for Anabolic Steroid distribution. I hired Rick to represent me. I was a young kid fresh out of college and scared out of my mind to say the least. Rick was not only there as my legal council but went above and beyond to assure my family that things would work out. He was always available to answer My family or my questions throughout the process and did not run up the bill like Most attorneys especially of his caliber would do. Rick also was able to educate the Judge on what he was really dealing with when it came to Steroids and the law. I feel like this gave me a more favorable result than I otherwise would have gotten. If you are ever arrested for a crime involving Steroids this needs to be your 1st call.
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Response from Richard Collins July 29, 2019
Thanks! It's so nice to hear from you all these 15 years later! Back then, many lawyers and judges in the criminal justice system didn't know too much about steroids, and there's still a lot of misinformation out there even today. Glad my help made a difference for you and your family.
Posted by Zenas | July 21, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Rick Collins is honorable and forthright
Attorney Rick Collins is a respectable , honorable and charitable Attorney . I have consulted with Mr. Collins on several matters and he always treats the situation with integrity and respect . He is timely and effective. My individual experiences have been nothing but positive and addressed with the utmost professionalism and knowledge . I would highly recommend him in the areas of expertise.
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Response from Richard Collins July 22, 2019
Thank you so much. I treat my clients the way I would want to be treated, regardless of the type of legal issue they are having.
Posted by Larry | June 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
It doesn't get any better than Rick Collins
After two years of having a criminal case hanging over my head, yesterday it was over. Rick Collins and Phil Nash were an amazing team that put in a lot of time on my case and it paid off. I won't discuss it but it was jaw dropping.
Response from Richard Collins July 22, 2019
Well, I can't always promise a "jaw-dropping" result but I can promise that I will always give 100% in my efforts on behalf of each and every client.
Posted by Greg | August 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I'm Lucky
I just want to say how pleased I am after Hiring Rick for my case this past year. I was very happy with the out come. I really feel had I hired a different attoney for my case I beleive that I may not be so fortunate . I would highly recomend Rick for his expertise and he is one of the top and guys in his field.
Response from Richard Collins July 22, 2019
Thank you. I love what I do and it makes me so happy to read recommendations like yours.
Posted by T | August 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Rick Collins - Loyal, WorkAholic, Gets The Job Done, Clients Are Family, Fairly Priced.
My Situation took 5.5 years. Rick was persistent, ANSWERED ALL MY calls and emails including EVENINGS,WEEKENDS and HOLIDAYS over a 5 and a half year period. You will not find a harder working, more caring, down to earth lawyer on the planet. He never gives up. Rick put me in the best position for sentencing I could ever Imagine. Rick is a more then reasonably priced attorney, an amazing lawyer and wonderful human being. I can not thank him enough!
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Response from Richard Collins July 22, 2019
Thank you so much! If I am a bit of a workaholic, it's because I enjoy doing what I do for a living. I'm very blessed to have the law practice I do, and the clients I do -- including you! After a 5 and a half year journey together, we are friends. And yes, I try to keep my fees affordable so I can help people who need it!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Collins Gann McCloskey and Barry PLLC
  • 1990 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Nassau County District Attorney's Office
  • 1984 - 1989

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Hofstra University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • US v Michael Schlanger
  • Probation with home confinement, no electronic monitoring.

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2009 - 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
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Former Assistant District Attorneys of Nassau County
  • President
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau County
  • President
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 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
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Publications

  • 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

Speaking Engagements

  • 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

Attorney endorsements

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Given (18)
White collar crime Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are looking for a brilliant legal mind, skilled litigator and most strategic attorney you will ever find, look no further. When you are faced with legal troubles, you want Rick on your side as there is no one more diligent, creative, caring, confident and talented. I would give him 20 stars if allowed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"From the moment I first met Rick in law school in 1981, I thought he should be an actor. Whenever Rick tells a story, or argues a point, he does so with such passion and intensity that he could convince even the most stubborn juror that the blue sky was red. Fortunately for Arnold S. (since there might have been a different Terminator had Rick gone to Hollywood) and those who have needed, and will need, a dedicated, highly skilled criminal attorney, Rick decided to pursue a career in law and perform his theatrics in the courtroom instead of on Broadway. Rick has a superior knowledge of the law (particularly in the area of anabolic steroids and other sports related performance enhancing substances) and he is well respected both nationally and at the local level in New York. Without hesitation and with the utmost confidence, all of my criminal referrals go to Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry (formerly Collins McDonald & Gann)."
Business Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Friend
"Rick Collins is a well known and well respected attorney who is a national resource on legal issues regarding health supplements and steroids. Over the past several years, I have learned a lot from Rick, and I highly recommend him as an attorney, expert witness, trial litigator, and honest, diligent advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When it comes to legal counsel and advocacy in the nutritional supplement and performance-enhancing drug arena, Rick Collins is literally second to none. Rick's reputation in the legal industry speaks for itself, as do the results he consistently delivers for his clients in courthouses throughout the country. I highly endorse Rick and his firm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rick is the expert in steroid cases and doping cases. He is an experienced and aggressive trial lawyer who is fully familiar with how to achieve top results for his clients. He does all types of criminal defense cases well."
Federal crime Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"If you have a federal matter involving steroids or the FDA, there is NO defense attorney in the country that can match the experience, knowledge, and expertise of Rick Collins. He is the best of the best."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Rick and I have been law partners for 25 years after working together as prosecutors. He may be the finest and most competent lawyer I know. He leaves no stone unturned and constantly thinks outside the box in representing his varied clients!"
Entertainment Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Rick on a case involving a boxer who had tested positive for a banned substance after a fight in Germany. Through Rick's help and guidance we were able to get the B-sample tested in the US and prevent the boxer from losing his top ranking. Rick is one of the very best attorneys on the subjects of drug testing, dietary supplement and doping cases. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick is the nations most experienced and talented steroid defense attorney by far. Rick has represented clients accused of steroid related charges all over the nation and his results speak for themselves. Rick is honest, hardworking, and a skilled litigator. I highly recommend Rick."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rick Collins is an outstanding and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who passionately defends his clients. I have had the pleasure of co-counseling several matters with Rick. He has always proved to be an invaluable resource who provides invaluable experience and tremendous knowledge, particularly in the healthcare fraud / drug trafficking arena. I unreservedly recommend him to individuals and/or companies seeking representation, and to attorneys seeking co-counsel on any criminal defense matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rick is as good as it gets. Period. I had the extreme pleasure of working along side Rick on a steroid litigation case in Arizona. Rick's preparation, dedication and legal execution skills are impressive. I hold him the highest regard."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rick's knowledge in steroid and peptide cases has been second to none. He was a tremendous asset to our case."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Other
"Great attorney who works hard to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great person and very personable. Nationally recognized expert in the area of steroid laws and a great criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have sent to Richard’s law firm several people that were in need of criminal defense assistance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick Collins is a nationwide known authority on criminal law. He is an extremely nice person and easy to work with.Rick will do anything to help out a fellow attorney with less experience than he has."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard Collins is nationally recognized as an expert on steroids and wrongful prosecutions based upon allegations of steroids. Needless to say "Not Guilty"."
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Mineola Criminal defense Lawyer Richard David Collins
Richard David Collins
Criminal defense Attorney
Mineola, NY
Licensed for 37 years