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

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Posted On: 07/14/2020
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DOL Issues New Final Rule on Retail or Service Establishment Overtime Exemption
Posted On: 05/19/2020
On May 19, 2020, the United States Department of Labor issued a new final rule that overhauls its 60-year old regulatory guidance on the types of industries that fall within the “retail or service establishment” overtime exemption.  The change may result in more employers being able to take advantage of this exemption. Under Section 207(i) […]

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