Jeffrey A. Human
Areas of Practice
Jeffrey A. Human is a member of the law firm of Gross, Shuman, Brizdle & Gilfillan, P.C., Buffalo, New York, where he practices in the areas of business, corporate, tax and securities law.
He is admitted to the New York Bar (1979), U.S. District Court (W.D.N.Y. 1979) and United States Tax Court (1979).
Jeff received his undergraduate education at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana (B.A., 1975) and his legal education at State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York (J.D., 1978).
He is a member of the Erie County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. Jeff served as Chairman of the Taxation Committee of the Erie County Bar Association from 1987 to 1990 and as Co-Chairman of the University of Buffalo Tax Institute from 1988 to 1989, where he has been a frequent lecturer.
He is also a member of the Planned Giving Consortium of Western New York, the Estate Analysts of Western New York, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Attorney Association, and a board member of the WNY Venture Association.
Jeff is a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Amherst, New York where he has served as Executive Vice President (2001-2002) and President (2008 - 2009) and is currently serving on its Church Council. He also is a past member of the Board of Lutheran Charities of WNY and is a past Chairman of the Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Camp Board.
In recognition of Jeff's outstanding service in the community, Jeff was presented with the Alumni Community Service Award from Valparaiso University in 2015.
University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
Law Review: University of Buffalo Law Review, 1977 - 1978
Honors & Awards
"AV Preeminent" Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
Selected, Best Lawyers In America/New York Area's Best Lawyers, 2008 - 2017
Selected, New York Super Lawyers Upstate Edition 2008 - 2016
Selected, Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition 2009 - 2015
Alumni Community Service Award - Valparaiso University, 2015
Synodical Discipleship Award - Upstate New York Synod of the ELCA, 2014
New York State Bar Association, Member
Erie County Bar Association, Chair, Taxation Committee, 1987 - 1999
Erie County Bar Association, Member, Corporation Law Committee
Erie County Bar Association, Member, Taxation Committee
Erie County Bar Association, Member, Surrogate's Court Practice and Procedure Committee
Manufacturers' Agents National Association (MANA), Recommended Attorney List
Estate Analysts of Western New York, Member
Planned Giving Consortium of Western New York, Member
WNY Venture Association, Board Member
ELCA Attorney Association, Member
University of Buffalo Tax Institute, Co-Chair, 1988 - 1989
Synod Attorney - Upstate New York Synod of the ELCA