About Us

Robert L. Guyer, Esq. established Engineering THE LAW, Inc. (ETL) in 1997 and serves as its President.  Engineering THE LAW, Inc. increases the state lobbying capabilities of corporations, associations, and individuals through teaching the skills necessary for effective state government affairs.

Prior to establishing ETL, Mr. Guyer served in the law department of the Ralston Purina Company as Legislative Counsel and Assistant Director, State Government Affairs. He was Manager of Legislative Affairs for Energizer Power Systems, a subsidiary of Eveready Battery Company, Inc., Legislative Affairs Manager for Gates Energy Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Gates Rubber Company, and, as a contract lobbyist, Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for the 501(c)(4), Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation.

He chaired the Legislative Committee of the Portable Rechargeable Battery Association (PRBA), an organization of the world’s top manufacturers of cordless electronics. He managed PRBA’s lobbying activities in 20 states and Washington, D.C.

Mr. Guyer authored Guide to State Legislative Lobbying, the textbook on effective state advocacy.  Numerous individuals, associations, corporations, and universities use his book and materials for teaching and implementing successful advocacy.

As a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Guyer, Bagby & Zimmerman, he specialized in environmental law and international product stewardship. He has personally lobbied successfully for laws or agency rules in numerous states, in Washington, D.C., and Canada.  Other government affairs experience was gained in local government, electric utility industry, as an enforcement officer in a regulatory agency, and internationally.

As a visiting professor at Florida State University, Mr. Guyer developed and taught the graduate course Lobbying in the Masters program in Applied American Politics. He has also lectured at Harvard Medical School and at the University of Florida.

Twenty states accredit or have accredited the seminar(s) for continuing legal education for attorneys. Other professional associations have accredited the seminars for continuing professional education.

Mr. Guyer holds Juris Doctor, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and Bachelor of Arts degrees. He is admitted to the practice of law in Florida and the District of Columbia.