Boston – LexisNexis Martinale-Hubbell has awarded John Hitt its highest rating for legal ethics and legal ability, AV Preeminent Rated. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings have been the gold-standard for attorney ratings for more than a century. The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. The rating is based on confidential peer reviews conducted by other attorneys and judges. This is the fifth year John has been awarded the highest rating.