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.

  • 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)
  • 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

Recent Posts

Darrell VanDeusen Among Most Influential Maryland Employment Lawyers
Posted On: 09/11/2023
Last week Business Today announced its Top Ten Most Influential Maryland Employment Lawyers.  Darrell VanDeusen was touted as “highly regarded for his vast experience assisting employers with a full range of employment disputes, in addition to traditional labor concerns.”   The article continued, noting  “[t]he skills of these lawyers transcend the conventional boundaries of law, into […]
New FMLA Treatise Available
Posted On: 08/07/2023
Darrell VanDeusen’s treatise on the Family and Medical Leave Act is now available through LexisNexis as a standalone reference book.  It is available both in hard copy and as an eBook.  This link will take you to the Lexis store.    Darrell’s work on the FMLA and Wage and Hour Law will continue to be available […]
Underpaid Millionaires? The NFL’s Running Back Problem.
Posted On: 07/28/2023
Recently, superstar running back Saquon Barkley and the New York Giants agreed to a one-year $11 million deal. The deal – less than $1 million more than Barkley would have received under the franchise tag – prevents a potential hold-out from the Giant’s centerpiece. Barkley’s situation is an illustration of a much larger problem that […]

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