Paulette Sutton retired from the Shelby County (Memphis, Tennessee) Medical Examiner's Office and the University of Tennessee, Memphis in 2006. At retirement, she was the Director of Investigations and the Assistant Director of Forensic Services for the Division of Forensic Pathology.
Since retirement, she has continued to teach Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and to consult with investigators, attorneys and pathologists from numerous states, as well as the federal government. She has been qualified as an expert in the fields of forensic serology, bloodstain pattern analysis, and crime scene reconstruction in a number of states and federal courts.
She is a member of the Scientific Working Group on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (SWGSTAIN) and the Forensic Science Editorial Review board for CRC Press. Honors include the position of Distinguished Member of the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts Association; Lecturer of Merit Award and Distinguished Faculty Award from theNational College of District Attorney; and the Outstanding Service Award from the FBI.