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

NLRB General Counsel Targets “Captive Audience” Meetings
Posted On: 04/08/2022
In an April 7, 2022 Memorandum to Regional Directors, NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo announced that she will be asking the NLRB to outlaw so-called “captive audience” meetings.  Captive audience meetings refer to meetings between employers and employees during an employee’s paid work time where the employee is required to listen to the employer (or […]
Maryland General Assembly Passes Paid FMLA Law
Posted On: 04/04/2022
On March 31, the Maryland Senate approved the  “Time to Care Act,” which will provide paid family leave to employees of businesses with 15 or more employees. The bill now goes to Governor Hogan, where it may be vetoed. However, the General Assembly passed the law with enough time to override a veto, should the […]
OSHA Vax-or-Test Rule Reinstated
Posted On: 12/18/2021
Late yesterday, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit dissolved a nationwide injunction against OSHA’s emergency rule requiring  employers with at least 100 workers to mandate that their employees get vaccinated against Covid-19 or get tested regularly. This morning, the United States Department of Labor announced that employers have until January 10, 2022 […]

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