the bothersome thing about the facts that you have stated is that he apparently settled the case without your permission. It might have been the right settlement for you but settling without your permission is a no no.
I'd probably just move on if I were you. You'll spend some emotional energy filing a bar complaint. There are attorney rating sites out there, (like this one, Avvo.com) where you can make comments. But please be scrupulously accurate. Don't defame. Don't stretch the truth.
But sure, sites like Avvo.com are made so that others can learn from your experience.
I concur with the other contributor. Perhaps you might consider writing the attorney a letter, similar to what you have done here, and ask him to comment. Based upon his response, or lack of, you might have more guidance as to how you would like to proceed.
My experience is that communication, or lack thereof, is usually the key. Would suggest you write a letter to your attorney requesting a sit down in person meeting to completely review your file. If you are not satisfied with your attorneys answers to all of your questions in this meeting you certainly can terminate his/her representation of you and get your file and take it to another attorney. However, in my experience, a sit down meeting usually does the trick.
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