A Dallas plaintiffs lawyer and her wife are facing multiple misdemeanor assault charges after police allege she attacked a valet and several other people at a popular entertainment district.
Amy Witherite, 50, a name partner in Dallas’ Eberstein Witherite, and Barbara Witherite, 56, were both arrested after they were allegedly involved in a physical altercation on Aug. 5 in the Bishop Arts District.
Police were called around 9 p.m. that evening after the women allegedly got in a fight with numerous people, according to a police report.
Amy Witherite was arrested on three counts of misdemeanor assault and public intoxication while Barbara Witherite was arrested on four counts of misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and interference with an emergency request for assistance.
According to an arrest warrant obtained by The Dallas Morning News, the valet told police the incident started when Amy Witherite asked, “Where the [expletive] is my car?”
Witnesses described both women as drunk, and the valet told police that Amy Witherite was “irate” that her 2017 Mercedes S550 was no longer parked in front of the restaurant, according to the warrant.
Amy Witherite punched a man and then smashed a glass against another man’s face, according to police. Barbara Witherite, 56, walked up to another man standing near the valet stand and asked, “Do you think that is funny?” according to the warrant.
Both women were released from the Dallas County Jail after posting bond.
Shelly Greco, a senior associate at Eberstein Witherite, said Amy Witherite declines to comment on her arrest.
“She is focusing on handling this professionally and legally and she’s not going to be available for a comment,” Greco said.
But in an interview with the Morning News, Amy Witherite took responsibility for the incident, which she said was fueled by alcohol, and that her wife should not be blamed.
“I got upset at something I should have never gotten upset at. And it’s on me,” Amy Witherite said. “It started over something trivial, and I shouldn’t have allowed it to happen.”