Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1979
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1979


  • University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York, J.D., 1978 (University of Buffalo Law Review, 1977–1978)
  • Valparaiso University, B.A., 1975

Professional Association

  • Estate Analysts of Western New York
  • WNY Venture Association
  • Erie County Bar Association, Chair, Taxation Committee, 1987–1999 (Committees: Corporation Law, Surrogate's Court Practice and Procedure)
  • University of Buffalo Tax Institute, co-chair, 1988–1989
  • Planned Giving Consortium of Western New York
  • New York State Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Upstate New York Synod of the ELCA, synod attorney, 2014-2022

Professional Recognition

  • AV Rated "Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell, 2022
  • Upstate New York Synod of the ELCA Synodical Discipleship Award, 2021
  • Valparaiso University, Alumni Community Service Award, 2015
  • Upstate New York Synod of the ELCA, Synodical Discipleship Award, 2014
  • Selected by Best Lawyers In America/New York Area’s Best Lawyers, 2008–2024
  • Selected by New York Super Lawyers Upstate Edition 2008–2023

Jeffrey A. Human has enjoyed a 45-year career as an attorney, focusing his practice in the areas of business, corporate, tax and religious corporations’ law.

Jeff currently is a member of the Estate Analysts of Western New York.  He was also a long-time member of the Planned Giving Consortium of Western New York, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Attorney Association, and the WNY Venture Association. 

Jeff served as the Synod Attorney for the Upstate New York Synod of the ELCA from 2014 to 2022. He is a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Eggertsville, New York and a current director of WNY Church Unleashed.  He is a past member of the Board of Lutheran Charities of WNY and is a past chair of the Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Camp Board. 

Jeff is in the process of retiring from the full-time practice of law, continuing to work on a part-time basis consulting with and assisting his Gross Shuman colleagues.



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