Pete has enjoyed four decades practicing management labor and employment law, college-side higher education law, and business litigation.

Pete served as a Chinese linguist and code-breaker in the United States Air Force from June 1972 until June 1976.  After his honorable discharge at age 21, Pete received his B.A. degree in 1977 magna cum laude from the University College of the University of Maryland with a concentration in philosophy. Pete attended the University of Baltimore School of Law on a full-tuition academic scholarship where, after serving as an Editor on the Law Review, he received his J.D. degree cum laude in 1980.

Pete accepted a position at Venable, Baetjer and Howard in 1980 where his practice was limited to management labor and employment law. He became a full equity partner at Venable, and continued his legal practice there until 1993, when he accepted the offer from his best friend, Frank Kollman, to join Kollman & Saucier, P.A.

Pete is broadly experienced in all aspects of management employment and higher education law. He has exceptional experience in Affirmative Action, WARN, Title IX, Prevailing Wage, and Business Litigation.  Pete was elected as a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Pete has been married since 1976 to Carol Anne Pridgen Saucier, an author, artist, and community advocate. They have three daughters — Megan, Joanne, and Valerie – and two granddaughters – Charlotte and Madeleine.

Pete has a special interest in science.  He serves on the Executive Board of the Institute of Human Origins.  Pete has seen every one of the great apes in its natural habitat, visited with Jane Goodall at Gombe, and spent time with Birute Galdikas in Borneo. Pete also has been to Hadar in Ethiopia with Donald Johanson to visit the site where Dr. Johanson discovered the famous fossil named Lucy.  Pete’s wife, Carol, writes science books for children.  Carol’s research takes Pete many special places with her.

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Education
  • United States Air Force (1972 through 1976)
  • University College of the University of Maryland
    (magna cum laude, 1977)
  • University of Baltimore School of Law
    (cum laude, 1980)
Honors
  • Best Lawyers in America (since 2010)
    • Employment Law – Management and Labor Law -Management
Court Admissions
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, Maryland
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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Posted On: 09/17/2020
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Posted On: 09/15/2020
On September 11th, the U.S. Department of Labor issued revised regulations on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The new regulations are a response to an  August 3, 2020 decision from a New York federal court finding that DOL’s interpretation of the FFCRA   excluded too many health care workers from the Act’s coverage. The […]
Virginia COVID-19 Worker Protection Rule Takes Effect
Posted On: 07/27/2020
On July 27, Virginia became the first state in the United States to implement a COVID-19 workplace safety rule.  The new rules require employers covered by the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) program to immediately comply with guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state-issued regulations. The standard applies to most […]

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